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The 3rd TM5 Annual Meeting was Held

December 10, 2014

From December 3 to 5, 2014, the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM), the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) held the 2014 TM5 Annual Meeting in Tokyo.
At the meeting, TM5 offices mainly discussed reports for [ⅰ] systems and practices on the so-called bad faith trademark filings in the TM5 offices, in which a third party who is in no way related to the owner of a trademark, such as a famous region or brand name, files an application for the trademark and registers it with other offices overseas without the owner’s consent; and [ⅱ] possible challenges in a new approach to retrieving images of registered trademarks and measures for overcoming the challenges, and approved reports. In addition, they agreed to separate sessions for industrial design that had been held by JPO, KIPO, OHIM and USPTO under TM5 collaboration, and to create a new framework of ID5 collaboration, welcoming SAIC as a new member.
On December 5, 2014, during the period of the meeting, a trademark user session was held for public users, with many people, such as people from enterprises, patent attorneys, and lawyers, attending. At the session, participants reported measures conducted in the trademark field, e.g., the latest revision of laws and regulations in a variety of countries. They also made a presentation and held a panel discussion concerning certain issues, including the introduction of case examples about non-traditional trademarks registered in each office, such as sound marks and motion marks, for which the JPO will start accepting applications around the spring of 2015.
The Partners agreed that the USPTO will host the 4th TM5 meeting next year. They also agreed that the USPTO will host the 1st ID5 meeting directly before or after the 4th TM5 meeting.

TM5 Annual Meeting 2014

Group Photo

trademark user session
opening remarks by Director-General Morooka

Trademark User Session

scenery of meeting

DG Morooka and JPO members in attendance
Discussions of common projects

Discussions at TM5 collaboration

Industrial design session

Discussions at Design Session

The Third TM5 Annual Meeting was Held (external link)

Joint Statement (PDF:102KB)

[Last updated 10 December 2014]