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EPO PPH pilot with Chile launched
EPO PPH pilot with Chile launched

EPO PPH pilot with Chile launched

The European Patent Office (EPO) and National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme on July 11, 2023. It came into effect on June 1, 2024, and will operate for a period of three years, concluding on May 31, 2027 with the potential for adjustments along the way based on mutual agreement.

In addition to the new program with Chile, the EPO PPH programmes currently established with the following countries:

the European Patent Office (EPO),

the Japan Patent Office (JPO),

the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO),

the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNIPA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as with the national Patent Offices of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.