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WIPO Assemblies 2015 were Held

October 15, 2015

The 55th series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) were held from October 5th to 14th in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation of Japan, which includes Mr. Ito, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner of the JPO, attended. At the opening session, on behalf of Japan, Commissioner Ito delivered a General Statement from Japan. In his statement, he expressed his expectations for further strengthening relationships with industry and enhancing global IP services such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) *1, Madrid Protocol*2, and Hague Agreement*3.

During these Assemblies of the Member States of the WIPO, discussions were conducted on a variety of important issues such as the approval of the proposed Program and Budget for the 2016/17 biennium, and the renewal of the mandate for the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) for the 2016/2017 biennium..

*1Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): an international patent law treaty
*2Madrid Protocol: an international treaty for trademark registrations
*3Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs: an international treaty for industrial design registrations

Commissioner Ito delivering a General Statement from Japan at Assemblies of the Member States of the WIPO
Commissioner Ito delivered a General Statement from Japan
at Assemblies of the Member States of the WIPO

Commissioner Ito and Gurry Director General of WIPO
Commissioner Ito and Gurry Director General of WIPO

State of the 55th series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO
State of the 55th series of meetings
of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

[Last updated 15 October 2015]