Monday IPDate November 6, 2023

World IP news: from Myanmar and Japan

Patent news

Myanmar Industrial Design Law and Copyright Law Came into Effect

On October 18, 2023, the Myanmar State Administrative Council (SAC) issued notices 217/2023 and 218/2023, setting October 31, 2023 as the effective date for the Industrial Design Law and Copyright Law enacted in 2019.

Patent news

PPH pilot program between JPO and CNIPA

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have commenced the PPH pilot program on 1 November 2011. Following the first extension in 2013, the second extension in 2015, the third extension in 2018 and the fourth extension in 2023, the pilot program will be terminated on 31 October 2028.