As per the Information from WIPO website, on September 25, 2018, EAPO and Korean IP Office signed Memorandum of Understanding on Patent Prosecution Highway. Under the Memorandum, on 1 January 2019, the parties will start a 3-year pilot PPH program. Under this program, accelerated processing in the regional phase before the Eurasian Patent Organization is available on the basis of a PCT application with a positive written opinion from either the ISA or the IPEA, or a positive international preliminary report on patentability (IPRP) (Chapter II), issued by KIPO in its capacity as ISA/IPEA. The program is also available on the basis of national work products. After the completion of the pilot program, the program will be automatically implemented on a full-time basis under the same conditions as the pilot program, subject to a month notice to the contrary from either party.