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PPH Pilot Program between China and the United States Will Extend Indefinitely

The State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office launched the PPH pilot program between China and the United States on December 1, 2011, which lasted for 1 year. On December 1, 2012, the two offices decided to extend the pilot program, and the program ended on November 30, 2013.

Now, with the common decision of the two offices, the PPH pilot program between China and the United States will extend indefinitely from December 1, 2013, and relevant requirements and processes for making PPH applications to the two offices will remain the same.