Korea – Vietnam Patent prosecution highway (PPH) Pilot program – Notice issued


The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IPVN) has just announced 39 PPH requests received. The two-year PPH pilot program conducted between the IPVN and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) ended on 31 May 2021 (Phase 1). In the first year of Phase 1, 49 PPH requests were filed. In the second year, 39 PPH requests were filed as announced above.

The program has been extended for two years as Phase 2, with a quota of 100 requests for each year. Accordingly, the IPVN will receive PPH requests in the first year of Phase 2 from 1 June 2021, and stop receiving on 31 May 2022 or stop earlier at the event of receiving the 100th request before 31 May 2022. The same is applied to the second year, starting from 1 June 2022 and if less than 100 PPH requests are filed in the first year, the quota for the second year will still be 100.

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By Ms. Dao Thu Trang

Deputy Director of Patent Department