China-Czech Patent Examination Pilot Project (PPH) Extended for Another 3 Years

February 17, 2020

The CNIPA and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic have jointly decided to extend the Patent Examination Pilot Project (PPH) pilot from January 1, 2020 for three years, ending on December 31, 2022.


The relevant requirements and procedures for submitting PPH requests at the above offices remain unchanged.


The China-Czech PPH pilot started on January 1, 2018 for two years initially and expired on December 31, 2019.


(Source: China National Intellectual Property Office)