CNIPA and INAPI Extend PPH Pilot Program

February 2, 2024

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI) have jointly decided to extend their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program for another five years from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2028. The established guideline of CNIPA-INAPI PPH request remains controlling the pertinent requirements and procedures governing applicants' PPH requests at the two offices.

The extension of the CNIPA-INAPI PPH pilot program will further advance the two countries' communication and cooperation in IP, serve both Chinese and Chilean innovators by accelerating the patent examination process and continuously deepen the two offices' cooperation in patent examination.

(Source: website of the CNIPA)