Proposed revisions to SIPO’s examination guidelines published for public comments

SIPO has published proposed revisions to its examination guidelines for public comments.  The proposed revisions address optional substantive examination by examiners of utility model and design patents.  Many industry groups and governments have expressed concern over the rapid growth in UMP’s, and these changes are presumably intended to address this.  Comments are due by March 18.

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