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Talks Held between Minister Seko and WIPO Director General Gurry

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Francis Gurry, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of the Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, on February 21. The visit was made prior to the “WIPO High Level Forum” that is being jointly held by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and WIPO in Maihama on February 22-23.

During the visit, an agreement was reached between the JPO and WIPO to expand their cooperative activities funded by the Japan Funds-in-Trust. Taking this opportunity, a Letter of Intent for building a “Collaborative Framework between IP and Trade/Investment” was signed among WIPO, JPO, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in the presence of Minister Seko.

In addition, Director General Gurry and JPO Commissioner Munakata also held discussions at the JPO.

(photo)WIPO Director General Gurry (second from the left), JPO Commissioner Munakata (right side front), METI Minister Seko (second from the right), and JETRO Chairman Ishige (fourth from the right)
WIPO Director General Gurry (second from the left), JPO Commissioner Munakata (right side front), METI Minister Seko (second from the right), and JETRO Chairman Ishige (fourth from the right)

(photo)From left to right, Director General Gurry and Minister Seko
From left to right, Director General Gurry and Minister Seko

(photo)From left to right, Chairman Ishige, Director General Gurry, Minister Seko and Commissioner Munakata
From left to right, Chairman Ishige, Director General Gurry, Minister Seko and Commissioner Munakata

(photo)Talks held at the JPO(Third from the left to the right, WIPO Assistant Director General Takagi, Commissioner Munakata, and Director General Gurry)
Talks held at the JPO
(Third from the left to the right, WIPO Assistant Director General Takagi, Commissioner Munakata, and Director General Gurry)

[Last updated 26 February 2018]