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Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting was Held

April 7, 2017

The 35th Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting was held in Seville (Spain) on March 30 and Mr. Komiya, Commissioner and Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Meeting. In this Meeting, cooperation of the Trilateral Offices et al. toward harmonization of system were confirmed, besides, it had discussion concerning reorganization of projects in the cooperation of the Five IP Offices (IP5) which will be marked the 10th anniversary and intellectual property system based on the forth industrial revolution as typified by recent IoT, big data and an artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Furthermore, on March 29, the Trilateral Offices and Users' Meeting were held in conjunction with the Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting and a latest circumstance of efforts at policy of the Trilateral Offices were introduced to user organization and opinions and requests were heard from user organizations.

Taking advantage of this opportunity, the JPO conducted individual exchanges of opinions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), BusinessEurope(BE) and Intellectual Property Owners Association(IPO). The JPO also visited SAP, Bosch and the Andalusia Technology Park and exchanged opinions with them.

(photo-01) A Photo taken after the Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting (from the left to right): Mr. Komiya, Commissioner, the Japan Patent Office, Mr. Battistelli, President, the European Patent Office (EPO), Ms. Lee, Director, the United State Patent and Trademark Office. )
A Photo taken after the Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting
(from the left to right): Mr. Komiya, Commissioner, the Japan Patent Office,
Mr. Battistelli, President, the European Patent Office (EPO),
Ms. Lee, Director, the United State Patent and Trademark Office. )

(photo-02) Commemorative photo with SAP after exchanging of opinions.
Commemorative photo with SAP after exchanging of opinions.

(photo-03) Commemorative photo with SAP after exchanging of opinions.
Commemorative photo with SAP after exchanging of opinions.

[Last updated 11 April 2017]