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PPH program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) have commenced the PPH pilot program on 1 July 2011 in accordance with the joint statement of intent at the IMPI/JPO Heads Meeting held in Tokyo on 2 June 2011.

This PPH pilot program applies to applications assumed as patentable by the JPO or the IMPI and PCT applications having received a positive written opinion or a positive international preliminary report from the JPO, where the JPO were the International Searching Authority or the International Preliminary Examination Authority.

The JPO and the IMPI would commence the “PPH MOTTAINAI” pilot program on November 1, 2015.

Mr. Rodrigo Roque, Director Genral of the IMPI and Mr. Yoshiyuki Iwai, Commissioner of the JPO

(At the meeting in October 2015: Mr. Margáin, Director General of the IMPI and Mr. Ito, Commissioner of the JPO)

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedure in detail) and Request form

Link

Link to the IMPI's Press Release page( External link )

Press Release

Japanese Page

[Last updated 29 October 2015]

Contact

Examination Policy Planning Office

Administrative Affairs Division

Patent and Design Examination Department

Japan Patent Office

Tel: +81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 3103)

E-mail: PA2260@jpo.go.jp