Taiwan-Korea permanent PPH MOTTAINAI program takes effect as of July 1, 2020
E200630Y1 | Jul. 2020（E248）
The PPH MOTTAINAI program between Taiwan and Korea came to an end on June 30, 2020, and in view of this program’s excellent performance, the PPH MOTTAINAI program has become permanently effective since July 1, 2020 with the mutual consent from both Taiwan and Korea to continue providing stable and convenient services to the applicants of both sides.
Taiwan and Korea have been sustaining a close economic and trade relationship. Korea has been among the top four filing countries of invention patent applications filed in Taiwan for many years; for example, Taiwan IPO had received a total of 1,656 applications for invention patent from Korean applicants in 2019, and likewise, Taiwanese applicants had also filed 1,102 invention patent applications in Korea. To expedite patent examination and granting, TIPO and KIPO have launched the PPH pilot program for five years since July 1, 2015.
The request form and procedure of the permanent PPH MOTTAINAI program are now available at TIPO’s website and KIPO’s website. (Released 2020.06.30)