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PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) has commenced the PPH pilot program on 1 April 2016.

【General Information】

This is to inform you that the number of requests for the PPH pilot program filed with the National Office for Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) have reached the ceiling of 100, and it has stopped to accept the requests since May 30, 2017.

NOIP is planning to resume the PPH pilot program from April 1, 2018, and JPO will keep you posted on the updates in case NOIP restarts it at an earlier date, etc.

As for the JPO, it will continue to accept the requests for the PPH Program as before.

How to make a PPH request to the JPO

Guidelines (Requirements and procedure in detail) and Request form

Link

Link to the NOIP’s PPH page( External link )

Press Release

Inter-governmental Cooperation Results in Progress in the Intellectual Property Field ( External link )

Japanese Page

[Last updated 30 May 2017]

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