SIPO and the Icelandic Patent Office signed an MoU in June on the piloting of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). The PPH pilot programme takes effect 1 July 2014 for a period of two years, with the possibility of extension for another two years.
The pilot programme includes a two-way national PPH route and a one-way PCT-PPH route, namely, for Chinese applicants filing in Iceland.Lesa meira
The Icelandic Patent Office is pleased to announce that on 6 January 2014, a total of 16 patent offices will be launched a Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) arrangement for both national and PCT-PPH routes.Lesa meira
On 25 October 2013 a new Regulation No. 938/2013 was enacted which amends four provisions of Regulation No. 477/2012. For the most part the amendments are minor corrections, apart from Article 96(2), concerning the period of protection of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC), which now reads;
The initial date of protection corresponds to the effective date of the basic patent but the final date of protection to the number of days the certificate is valid.
The Regulation as amended is available here.Lesa meira