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The 1st General Meeting of Euro IPG Held

September 7, 2016

The 1st General Meeting of the Intellectual Property Group in Europe (EuroIPG)* was held on September 6 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mr. Hitoshi Ito, Special Advisor to the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Meeting, introducing initiatives that the JPO has been taking, and exchanging opinions regarding the future direction of EuroIPG activities.

On the next day, September 7, the “Düsseldorf IP Conference 2016” was held, hosted by JETRO DÜSSELDORF. In his welcome remark to the audience, Special Advisor Ito stated the importance of support for companies’ global IP activities.

In addition, taking this opportunity, Special Advisor Ito visited the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other agencies, hearing their opinions regarding recent initiatives of the State of NRW.

The JPO will continue to make endeavor to consider and promote international efforts based on the opinions obtained through attending the General Meeting and visiting the government agencies.

The 1st General Meetig of the EuroIPG
The 1st General Meetig of the EuroIPG

Special Advisor Ito delivering a special remark
Special Advisor Ito delivering a special remark

Düsseldorf IP Conference 2016
Düsseldorf IP Conference 2016

Special Advisor Ito delivering a welcome remark
Special Advisor Ito delivering a welcome remark

Special Advisor Ito exchanging opinions with Dr.Horzetzky, Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs,Energy and Industry of the State of NRW
Special Advisor Ito exchanging opinions with
Dr.Horzetzky, Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Energy and Industry of the State of NRW

* Intellectual Property Group in Europe, EuroIPG: A group of IP staff members of Japanese companies across the Europe that was established in February, 2016, aiming to further enhancement of information exchange among them. The secretariat is JETRO DÜSSELDORF.

[Last updated 15 September 2016]