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TIPO-JPO PPH Pilot Program trial period extended by three years from May 1, 2017
E170501Y1 | Jun. 2017(E211) Back    

 Taiwan and Japan has always been closely related to each other in trade and economy.  Japan outnumbered any other country in filing a total of 12,006 invention patent applications in Taiwan for 2016, while there had been a total of 1,306 invention patent applications filed with JPO by Taiwanese applicants in the same year.  In order to expedite patent application examination and patent granting process on both sides, TIPO and JPO have launched a PPH program with a trial period beginning on May 1, 2012 and further upgraded this program to PPH Mottainai since May 1, 2014.

 Now in view of the expiration of the trial period for the PPH Mottainai pilot program on April 30, 2017, both sides agree to an extension of the trial period of this program for three years commencing on May 1, 2017, so as to continue the functioning of the convenient and efficient PPH service to the respective applicants of Taiwan and Japan.  (May 2017)