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Taiwan-Poland PPH MOTTAINAI program to be launched in August

  • Date Posted:2017-07-31
Taiwan-Poland PPH MOTTAINAI program to be launched in August
Taiwan-Poland PPH MOTTAINAI program to be launched in August

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) MOTTAINAI program between the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) and the Polish Patent Office (PPO) is to commence on August 1, 2017. This is yet another achievement by TIPO, after it forged cooperation with its counterparts in the US, Japan, Spain, and South Korea on PPH programs.

The cooperation between TIPO and the PPO on PPH program will speed up the examination process for invention patent applications in both countries, allow applicants to get patents in a quick manner, and benefit applicants on both sides in terms of their patent portfolio strategies by promoting business and innovation. In particular, the PPH program to be launched this time around is under the “MOTTAINAI” model. Under this scheme, after applicants apply for patent for the same invention in both countries, when they get positive examination results from either patent office, they will be eligible for the PPH at the other office, thereby accelerating the examination process. For example, in the event that a Taiwanese national applies for an invention patent firstly to TIPO and later to the PPO, if a favorable decision is firstly given by the PPO, the applicant will then be eligible to request for the PPH at TIPO. The cooperation program will make the patent examination process faster and more efficient, and TIPO urges applicants on both sides to make full use of it.

For more information about the TIPO-PPO PPH MOTTAINAI program and the application form, please visit:
https://www.tipo.gov.tw/lp.asp?CtNode=7556&CtUnit=3679&BaseDSD=7&mp=2