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Monday, December 11, 2006

JPO's Agreement with Thailand's DIP

On November 30, 2006, it was uploaded on the website of Japan Patent Office that the memorandum of agreement was exchanged between the Commissioners of JPO and of Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand.

Based of the memorandum, the following measures are confirmed.
(i) Applicants can request preferred examination in case that a third party is involved in claimed inventions;
(ii) applicants can also request it in case that examination results in foreign countries are provided; and,
(iii) third parties can submit evidence after the publication.

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