PPH Pilot programme with SIPO - China
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.
The requirements for requesting PPH are similar to other PPH pilot projects the Icelandic Patent Office already participates in.
Further information on requirements, necessary forms etc. are available here.