Patent Prosecution Highway program between PROSUR members has started
by Marta Garcia
As we reported previously in this blog, in May 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Argentinian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Ecuadorian, Paraguayan, Peruvian and Uruguayan PTOs, all members of the regional collaborative project on Industrial Property PROSUR, with the goal to start a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program within six months.
On September 16, 2016, PTO representatives of the PROSUR members signed a joint declaration in Santa Marta (Colombia), to start the implementation of the PPH pilot program in its Mottainai and PCT modalities.
The program will have a duration of three years, extendable to four years with previous agreement between the parties.