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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)

The Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association signed, on October 30, 2019, the “Memorandum between the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association for the Mutual Cooperation in the Field of Patent Prosecution”. (Click here for the website of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association. (External link)). Given the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has provided maximum support and cooperation to the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, within the limits permitted by laws and regulations, through the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program since May 2012, the two associations have agreed to fully implement the PPH program from May 1, 2020.

This agreement makes the PPH available on a permanent basis unless exceptional circumstances arise. The full implementation of the program involves no change in the procedure or requirements.

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[Last updated 31 October 2019]

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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