China-Russia PPH Pilot Extended for 5 More Years

August 30, 2018

Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office of China and the Intellectual Property Office of the Russian Federation jointly decided to extend the China-Russia Patent Examination Highway (PPH) pilot for another five years from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023. The relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests in the two offices remain unchanged.

The China-Russian PPH pilot was launched on July 1, 2012 for a period of one year initially, and then had extended for two year more on July 1, 2013, and three year more on July 1, 2015.