Notice from SIPO Dated on 23th Dec, Regarding the Automatic Exchange of Priority Documents Between SIPO and KIPO

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People's Republic of China is pleased to announce that as of 1 January 2014, it implemented automatic electronic exchange of priority documents with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for first filings at SIPO and first filings at the KIPO.

To qualify for this service, which is free of charge and not subject to any formalities on the part of the applicant, the People's Republic of China's or the Korean's patent application or utility model application claiming priority from a first filing in the other office must have been filed on or after 1 January 2014.

2013-12-23