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The 2nd Industrial Design Forum (ID5) Annual Meeting Held
Launching International Cooperation in the Industrial Design Field

November 4, 2016

The second Industrial Design Forum (ID5) Annual Meeting was held in Beijing, China from November 1 to 2, 2016, aiming to foster international cooperation in the field of industrial design among the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

At this Forum, a joint statement was adopted, which proclaimed that the ID5 Partner Offices, as the major five offices receiving some 90% of applications for industrial design registration worldwide in total, will work collaboratively on various projects in order to promote mutual understanding of the industrial design system and to enhance user-friendliness of industrial design services.

As for the projects that the ID5 Partner Offices will work together, twelve different themes were approved, including examination practices studies, IT support system, industrial design classification and statistics, and now it is ready to launch international cooperation in the industrial design filed. The JPO will take a lead in the following four projects; “Compilation of Industrial Design Statistics,” “Compilation of Industrial Design Statistics,” “Study of the Application of a Grace Period for Industrial Design Applications,” and “Study of Partial Designs as an Effective Means of Protection for Industrial Design Innovation.”

International Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Design to be Launched
- ID5 Partner Offices approved cooperation projects - ( External link )

(from the left) Mr. Choi, Director General of Trademark and Design Examination Bureau of the KIPO, Mr. Archambeau, Deputy Executive Director of the EUIPO, Dr. Shen, Commissioner of the SIPO, Mr. Sawai, Director-General of Patent and Design Examination Dept. of the JPO, Mr. Gerk, Attorney-Advisor of Office of Policy and International Affairs of the USPTO.
(from the left) Mr. Choi, Director General of Trademark and Design Examination Bureau of the KIPO, Mr. Archambeau, Deputy Executive Director of the EUIPO, Dr. Shen, Commissioner of the SIPO, Mr. Sawai, Director-General of Patent and Design Examination Dept. of the JPO, Mr. Gerk, Attorney-Advisor of Office of Policy and International Affairs of the USPTO.

[Last updated 9 November 2016]