Sino– Brazil PPH Pilot Launched

March 17, 2018

Pursuant to " Memorandum of Understanding between People's Republic of China State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil(INPI) on the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project", SIPO-INPI PPH pilot was launched on February 1, 2018, which shall expire either on January 31, 2020 after two years, or upon 200 applications received by the two offices under the PPH pilot project, whichever comes first.


It shall be noted, however, that the SIPO-INPI PPH pilot project is of limited nature, conducted only for limited project models, limited technical fields and limited number of applications.