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IP Summit 2014 was Held in Brussels, Belgium

December 10, 2014

On December 5, 2014, the IP Summit 2014* was held in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Ito, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Summit, where he introduced JPO’s major policies.

Also, by taking this opportunity, the JPO exchanged opinions with the DG Internal Market and Services*, the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE)*, Dyson Ltd., and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). Commissioner Ito had an exchange of views on patent system harmonization and other significant issues, in addition to introducing JPO’s major policies.

Commissioner Ito

Commissioner Ito delivering a lecture

Opinion exchange(DG MARKT)

Opinion exchange with DG MARKT

Opinion exchange(the JBCE)

Opinion exchange with the JBCE

Opinion exchange(Dyson Ltd)

Opinion exchange with Dyson Ltd

Opinion exchange(the UKIPO)

Opinion exchange with the UKIPO

* IP Summit: An annual conference held by Premier Cercle. It is a unique opportunity to gather decision-makers as well as industry leaders, who are involved in intellectual property (IP), from the world, mainly from Europe, and conduct discussions on significant issues of IP rights, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. It is arranged by Premier Cercle, an independent think-tank to organize conferences on laws and economy.

* Internal Market and Services Directorate General (DG MARKT): One of the Directorates General and specialized services which make up the European Commission (EC). From the perspective of the EC’s policy on the European Single Market, the DG MARKT is an organization responsible for legislative activities of the European Union (EU) by proposing and controlling the implementing of a European legal framework, in order to achieve harmonization of the IP rights systems in the EU market as well as to establish a unified internal IP system.

* Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE): A leading organization representing the interests of Japanese companies in Europe. With a focus on the European policies in which Japanese companies are highly interested, the JBCE is collecting and analyzing official/unofficial information, providing opportunities for exchanging views. It is also making specific requests to, and proposing policy recommendations to major European organizations, including the European Commission (EC).

[Last updated 10 December 2014]