Launch of PPH Pilot Programme between EAPO and KIPO
The Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) announces the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programme (PPH) between EAPO and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Korea (KIPO) is to be launched on January 1, 2019.
The Pilot Programme is based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Patent Office of the Eurasian Patent Organization and the Korean Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Korea on the Patent Prosecution Highway, signed by EAPO President Saule Tlevlessova and the KIPO Acting Commissioner Kim Tae Nam on September 25, 2018.
The duration of the Programme will be 3 years, renewable upon mutual consent.
The Procedure to File Request to the Eurasian Patent Office for accelerated patent prosecution is published at https://www.eapo.org/en/treaties/pph/ (English version of the documents may be used for non-official purpose only).