The JPO is extending its Patent Prosecution Highway programs for accelerated examinations of patent applications allowed in the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), both into early 2021.
The EAPO provides patent prosecution services for many former Soviet republics (including the Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Republic of Armenia) across northern and central Asia and into Europe.
The opportunities for inventors and applicants in many countries will be continued through the PPH extensions, and hopefully encourage good mutual investment.
Writer: Josiah Momose.
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JPO announcement on renewal of Japan-Philippine PPH program, updated March 12, 2018.