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Hong Kong Original Grant Patent (OGP) System to Launch Dec. 19

On Dec. 19, 2019, the Original Grant Patent (OGP) system will launch in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). This new system will provide patent applicants an alternate path for seeking patent protection in Hong Kong SAR. The OGP system is a parallel process. The previously available routes for filing a patent application are still … Continue Reading

Singapore’s Revised Patent System Starts Jan. 1, 2020

The patent system in Singapore makes a revolutionary change starting Jan. 1, 2020. Patent applications filed in Singapore on or before Dec. 31, 2019, can still enjoy the current supplementary examination process (also known as the “foreign route”), if the applicant chooses. For these applications, there will be no substantive local examination, even if the … Continue Reading
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