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The filing of Form 5-1 under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines commenced from 5th December 2019 as notified on 4th December 2019. After scrutiny of 100 requests received, 56 requests were accepted by IPO and the applicants were allowed to file request for expedited examination on Form 18A.

The IPO again started accepting Form 5-1 under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines from 9th March 2020 for remaining 44 slots. After scrutiny of  requests received in the second round, 35 requests were accepted by IPO as per the Guidelines and the applicants were allowed to file request for expedited examination on Form 18A.

Since 9 requests slots are still available  as per the PPH Guidelines, the IPO will again start accepting Form 5-1 under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines from 10th August 2020. Interested applicant are requested to take note.
July 27, 2020
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