Monday IPDate April 3, 2023
EAPO and CNIPA agreed on extension of PPH Program for indefinite period
The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) agreed to continue cooperation on the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program (PPH Program) for an indefinite time period starting April 1, 2023.
Vietnam – Collaborative search and examination (CS&E) pilot program between the intellectual property offices of Vietnam and Singapore
Recently, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) collaborated, for the first time within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to launch the CS&E program for accelerating the patent search and examination in both countries.