Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - MyIPO ~ SIPO
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
On 1st July 2018, the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and State Intellectual Property of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) has been launched. The pilot program in anticipated to commence for a period of two (2) years, ending on 30 June 2020.
Applicants with application(s) which fulfills the requirements under the MyIPO-SIPO PPH pilot program can request accelerated examination under the program.
To know if your application is eligible for PPH and how to apply for it, read below for further information.
The MyIPO application (including PCT National Phase application) is:- (a) (i) an application which validly claims priority under the Paris Convention to the SIPO application(s) (ii) a PCT national phase application without priority claim (iii) an application which validly claims priority under Paris Convention to the PCT application(s) without a priority claim The MyIPO application which validly claims priority to multiple SIPO or direct PCT applications, or which is the divisional application validly based on the originally filed application that is included in (i) to (iii) above, is also eligible.
Some examples of the requirements listed above are illustrated below: