PPH agreement between EP and PL enters into force as Poland joins the GPPH

In AWA Blog

24 February, 2017
blog6

The ever expanding PPH network keeps getting new additions and as always the AWAPATENT Blog sums up the new expansions and arising possibilities.

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

Most recently, the PPH agreement between the EPO and the Russian patent office, ROSPATENT (announced in October 2016) has entered into force. The date of entry into force is 1 February 2017. The agreement applies to both national and to PCT work products. The EPO’s notification of entry into force may be found here.

Furthermore, the Polish patent office has joined the Global PPH agreement effective as of 6 January 2017. Thereby, effective PPH agreements exist between the Polish patent office and, i.a., the Danish and Swedish patent offices as well as Nordic Patent Office.

An overview of existing and working agreements under the Global PPH at the time of writing can be seen on the graphic below, courtesy of the PPH web-page compiled by the Japanese Patent Office, JPO. A full overview of all PPH agreements is available here.

map

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Your email address will not be published.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