EPO and IP AUSTRALIA launches new PPH agreement

In AWA Blog, Uncategorized

7 July, 2016

As the PPH network continues to expand, the Awapatent IP Blog lets its readers stay one step ahead by keeping monitoring the new expansions and arising possibilities.

Most recently, European patent applicants are offered a new possibility of speeding up and simplifying examination of their patent applications. This possibility comes in addition to the eight existing agreements that the EPO has with the patent offices of Canada, China, Korea, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and USA.

Effective 1 July 2016, the EPO and the Australian IP office, IP AUSTRALIA, has launched a new PPH agreement. The agreement applies to both national and to PCT work products. The press release of the EPO may be found here.

To recall, for a given PPH-agreement the PPH allows for requesting accelerated examination at the one office participating in this agreement based on the search results and a set of claims accepted for grant in an analogous application at the other participating office.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that also the Peruvian and Vietnamese IP offices have entered the PPH-network. Namely, the Peruvian IP office has signed an agreement with the Spanish patent office, OEPM, and the Vietnamese IP office has signed an agreement the Japanese patent office, JPO, respectively. Thereby the total number of IP offices participating in the PPH network is 39.

Troels Peter Rørdam, European Patent Attorney & Certified Danish Patent Agent

You may also read!

geographicorigins4irinventions

IP within IoT and the fourth industrial revolution

According to a new study Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), conducted by the EPO the number of

Read more...
Directors Beware: New Swedish judgment regarding personal liability for patent infringement for the directors of a company

Directors Beware: New Swedish judgment regarding personal liability for patent infringement

The Swedish Patent and Market Court (PMD) announced an interesting judgment concerning the Board of Directors’ personal liability for

Read more...
Re-registered domain names used for trademark infringements on a large scale

Re-registered domain names used for trademark infringements

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently released a report based on phase two of a study

Read more...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu