Taiwan-Japan permanent PPH MOTTAINAI program takes effect as of May 1, 2020
E200428Y1 | May. 2020（E246）
Taiwan IPO issued a press release to the effect that the PPH MOTTAINAI program between Taiwan and Japan came to an end on April 30, 2020, and in view of this program’s excellent performance, the PPH MOTTAINAI program has become permanently effective since May 1, 2020 with the mutual consent from both Taiwan and Japan to continue providing stable and convenient services to the applicants of both sides.
Taiwan and Japan have been sustaining a close economic and trade relationship. Japan has always been the filing country that files the most invention patent applications in Taiwan; for example, Taiwan IPO had received a total of 13,198 applications for invention patent from Japanese applicants in 2019, and likewise, Taiwanese applicants had also filed 1,548 invention patent applications in Japan. To expedite patent examination and granting, TIPO and JPO launched the PPH pilot program on May 1, 2012 and further modified and upgraded it to the PPH MOTTAINAI program in 2014 and also extended the effective term of this program for three more years in 2017.