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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have commenced the PPH pilot program on 1 November 2011 in accordance with the joint statement of intent at the CNIPA/JPO Heads Meeting held in Beijing on 18 October 2011. The JPO and the CNIPA also started the PPH pilot program using PCT international work products. Following the first extension in 2013, the second extension in 2015 and the third extension in 2018, the pilot program will terminated on 31 October 2023. The pilot program will be extended as necessary.

Mr. Tian Lipu, Commissioner of the SIPO and Mr. Yoshiyuki Iwai, Commissioner of the JPO

(At the meeting in October 2011: Mr. Tian Lipu, Commissioner of the CNIPA and Mr. Yoshiyuki Iwai, Commissioner of the JPO)

How to make a request

Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form for Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

Link

Link to the CNIPA's PPH page( External link )

Japanese Page

[Last updated 3 February 2020]

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: PA2210@jpo.go.jp