Past ASPEC Events

Event

Developments and Milestones

15 Jun 2009

Commencement of the ASPEC Programme

5 – 6 May 2011

Inaugural Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

Representatives from each participating ASEAN Member State IP Office came together as a working group to work collaboratively towards the sharing of patent search and examination results between IP Offices so as to enhance the cooperation between the offices in the area of patent search and examination. These working group meetings would be held regularly to enable the effective and efficient implementation of the ASPEC Programme in participating ASEAN Member State IP Offices.

14 – 15 Dec 2011

2nd Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

Apr 2012

Revision of the ASPEC Notice and Procedures to incorporate:

(i) the adoption of the English language as the operational language ; and

(ii) the optional requirement for a claims correspondence table

16 – 17 May 2013

3rd Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

Jul 2013

Revision of the ASPEC Notice and Procedures to incorporate:

(i) accelerated prosecution of corresponding patent application(s) at the second AMS IP Office(s) until grant when an ASPEC request is filed;

(ii) relaxation of translation verification requirements; and

(iii) requirement of at least one claim to be determined by the first AMS IP Office as allowable/patentable.

27 Aug 2013

Initial ASPEC request made to the Department of Intellectual Property, Thailand (DIP) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

28 – 29 Aug 2013

1st ASEAN Community of Practice (CoP) for Patent Examiners and

4th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

10 Sep 2013

Initial ASPEC request made to the National Office of Intellectual Property Of Vietnam (NOIP) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

14 Oct 2013

Initial ASPEC request made to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

6 Dec 2013

Initial ASPEC request made to the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights, Indonesia (DGIPR) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

Nov 2013

Revision of the ASPEC Notice and Procedures to incorporate the possibility for ASPEC requests to be filed at any time before the final decision of grant or refusal issued by the AMS IP Office

26 Feb 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by IPOPHIL

18 Mar 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by NOIP

9 May 2014

2nd ASEAN CoP for Patent Examiners and

5th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

22 May 2014

Initial ASPEC request made to the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

28 May 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by DGIPR

1 Jul 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by DIP

Jul 2014

Revision of the ASPEC Notice and Procedures to incorporate the additional scenario for PCT national phase entry applications in AMS IP Offices to be corresponding applications, whereby there is no Paris Convention priority link between the PCT application and an application from a Paris Convention member country

11 Aug 2014

Initial ASPEC request made to the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and substantive examination request advanced out of turn

25 Aug 2014

Patent based on initial ASPEC request granted by DIP

22 Sep 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by MyIPO

23 Sep 2014

First Office Action based on initial ASPEC request established by IPOS

25 Sep 2014

Patent based on initial ASPEC request granted by MyIPO

15 Dec 2014

Patent based on initial ASPEC request granted by NOIP

13 Jan 2015

Patent based on initial ASPEC request granted by IPOS

4 Feb 2015

3rd ASEAN CoP for Patent Examiners and

6th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce

14 Sep 2015 4th ASEAN CoP for Patent Examiners and

7th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce
29 Feb 2016  5th ASEAN CoP for Patent Examiners and

8th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce  
6 Sep 2016  6th ASEAN CoP for Patent Examiners and

9th Meeting of the ASPEC Taskforce  
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