China-Singapore Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Extended for another Five Years Using the PPH Mottainai Program

October 18, 2021

Pursuant to the Joint Statement of Intent of CNIPA and IPOS on Deepening Cooperation in Patent Prosecution and Extending PPH Pilot Program, China-Singapore PPH pilot program will be extended for another five years starting from September 1, 2021, and will be terminated on August 31, 2026.

The extended China-Singapore PPH pilot program will introduce the PPH Mottainai program, enabling applicants to file PPH requests to the two offices using the work products of the continuing application receiving office. Relevant requirements and procedures shall be referred to in the latest Guidance of CNIPA-IPOS PPH Request.

The China-Singapore PPH pilot program was initially launched on September 1, 2013. It has been extended for three times and the termination date after the last extension is August 31, 2021. (Source: CNIPA Website)