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WIPO Regional Meeting Held

December 15, 2016

On December 13 and 14, the WIPO Regional Meeting of Intellectual Property Office Officials Responsible for the Madrid System*1 was held in the Japan Patent Office (JPO), hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), using “WIPO/Japan-Funds-in-Trust*2” supported by a voluntary contribution of the Government of Japan to the WIPO.

The Meeting was attended by IP personnel from the IP offices in 15 Asian countries*3, including the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the P. R. China and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), in addition to the WIPO and the JPO, discussing a wide ranging topics, such as the improvements in practices with regard to the Madrid System in each country, and sharing knowledge and experiences toward accessions to the Madrid Protocol with IP offices in the countries that have not acceded to the Protocol.

The JPO will continue to strengthen its cooperative relationships with the WIPO and IP offices in the Asian region, and to support them with the improvement of their Industrial Property systems as well as with the enhancement of their administrative services to users, by effectively utilizing the WIPO/Japan-Funds-in-Trust.

(photo-01) The Meeting in session
The Meeting in session

(photo-02) Attendees

(photo-03) JPO Commissioner Komiya delivering welcome remarks
JPO Commissioner Komiya
delivering welcome remarks

(photo-04) JPO Director-General (Trademark) Miki delivering closing remarks
JPO Director-General (Trademark) Miki
delivering closing remarks

  • *1 The Madrid System is, based on the international treaty run by the WIPO, a one centralized system through which an applicant can file an application to seek the protection of trademarks in multiple countries, and manage a portfolio of trademarks protected in multiple countries by a single procedure.
  • *2 This is a trust fund established based on the voluntary contributions made by the Government of Japan to the WIPO, and utilized for technical cooperation or capacity development in developing countries.
  • *3 Bhutan, Cambodia, P. R. China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam

[Last updated 19 December 2016]