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IP Week 2015 in Singapore

August 27, 2015

The annual intellectual property conference (IP WEEK) was held in Singapore by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, from August 24th to 28th. Commissioner Ito of the JPO joined the Conference on 25th, and delivered his speech introducing the JPO’s efforts for acceleration of examinations and its intention to advance international cooperation (e.g. work sharing) by making use of its world’s fastest and utmost quality examination system as well as its examination results,which have been achieved over the years. Commissioner Ito also joined a panel discussion on “The Future Direction of International Harmonization of IP Systems” with Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. He Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), China, and Dr. Stanley Lai, SC, Chairman of the Board, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).

Taking this opportunity, Commissioner Ito had bilateral meetings with H.E. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia, Mr. Tran Viet Thanh, Deputy Minister, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam (serving concurrently as Director General of National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam), Mr. Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, and Mr. Tan Yih San, Chief Executive, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), respectively, confirming that the JPO would strengthen bilateral cooperation according to the degree of the development of intellectual property system and its operation as well as issues to be addressed in the respective country. Especially, at the bilateral talks with Chief Executive of the IPOS, responding to the fact that the IPOS will start full operations as the first ISA and IPEA for international applications under Patent Cooperation Treaty among the ASEAN intellectual property offices, starting from September 2015, the JPO and the IPOS reached an agreement to start an Examination Capability Enhancement Program in collaboration with the Private Sector between the two offices(*).

Furthermore, Commissioner Ito had a Meeting with Dr. Francis Gurry, Director-General of WIPO, and confirmed to further strengthen the cooperative relation between the JPO and WIPO.

(*) JPO Reached an Agreement with IPOS to Start an Examination Capability Enhancement Program in collaboration with the Private Sector

Keynote speech by JPO Commissioner Ito

Keynote speech by JPO Commissioner Ito

Panel discussion

Panel discussion

Meeting with H.E. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Ministry of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia

Meeting with H.E. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister,
Ministry of Industry and Handicraft of Cambodia

Meeting with Mr. Tran Viet Thanh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam

Meeting with Mr. Tran Viet Thanh, Deputy Minister,
Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam

Meeting with Joint Secretary Aggarwal, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of India

Meeting with Joint Secretary Aggarwal,
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion of India

Meeting with Mr. Tan Yih San, Chief Executive,  Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Meeting with Mr. Tan Yih San, Chief Executive,
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Meeting with Director-General Gurry, WIPO

Meeting with Director-General Gurry, WIPO

 

  

 

[Last updated 31 August 2015]