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IP5 Heads Meeting was Held in Republic of Malta

June 2, 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Five IP Offices (IP5) Heads Meeting (consisting of IP Offices from Japan, the United States, Europe, China and Korea) was held in Republic of Malta. Mr. Komiya, Commissioner and Mr. Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Meeting. In this meeting, building on 10 years of successful co-operation, the IP5 Offices agreed on the new IP5 Vision, which stipulates: (1) patent harmonization, (2) enhanced work-sharing, (3) high-quality and timely search and examination results, and (4) seamless access to patent information. In addition, the IP5 Offices agreed on the IP5 Joint Statement about what are to be the directions for IP5 cooperation.

Furthermore, on May 31, the IP5 Offices and Users' Meeting was held together with the IP5 Heads Meeting and the latest developments of IP5 initiatives were introduced to user organizations. Also, the IP5 Offices conducted the exchange of opinions with user organizations about measures, etc., at the IP5 Offices responding to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Taking advantage of this opportunity, the JPO conducted bilateral meetings with the European Patent Office (EPO), Korea Intellectual Property Association (KINPA) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).

Furthermore, the JPO visited United Arab Emirates before the IP5 Heads Meeting. The JPO also exchanged opinions with the Dubai Customs and hosted a Middle East Intellectual Property Group.

 

IP5 Heads Meeting (from the left): JPO Commissioner Komiya, USPTO Director Lee, EPO President Battistelli, SIPO Commissioner Shen, KIPO Acting Commissioner Lee, WIPO DDG Sandage
IP5 Heads Meeting
(from the left): JPO Commissioner Komiya, USPTO Director Lee, EPO President Battistelli, SIPO Commissioner Shen, KIPO Acting Commissioner Lee, WIPO DDG Sandage

Exchanging of opinions with the Dubai Customs
Exchanging of opinions with the Dubai Customs

Middle East Intellectual Property Group
Middle East Intellectual Property Group

Exchanging of opinions with KINPA
Exchanging of opinions with KINPA

IP5 Offices Agree on New Vision Taking the Opportunity of the 10th Year Since the Inauguration of the IP5 Cooperation Initiative
-Results of the Tenth IP5 Heads Meeting of the JPO, USPTO, EPO, SIPO and KIPO- (External link)

The Five IP Offices (IP5) (JPO /EPO /KIPO /SIPO /USPTO)

[Last updated 13 June 2017]