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JPO Participated in Five Trademark Offices (TM5) Mid-Term Meeting

June 26, 2018

On June 22, the Five Trademark Offices (TM5) Mid-Term Meeting (consisting of trademark offices from Japan, China, Europe, Korea and the United States) was held in Jeju Island, Korea. From the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Mr. Izuru Hanaki, Director-General of the Trademark and Customer Relations Department, attended the Meeting.

At the Meeting, the TM5 Offices reported the state of progress of various cooperative projects, including the JPO-led "Quality Management Project*1", "Bad Faith Trademark Project*2" and "User Association Involvement Project*3", carried out under their respective leadership and made proposals on how these projects should be proceeded with in the future.

Next, the 7th TM5 Annual Meeting will be held in Seoul, Korea, in November 2018.

*1 The “Quality Management Project”: This project aims at gathering and sharing information concerning initiatives for improving the trademark examination systems and the quality of examination at the TM5 Offices.

*2 The “Bad Faith Trademark Project”: This project aims at exchanging information on the laws, regulations and operational practices at each TM5 Office regarding bad faith trademark filings, as well as providing users with such information.

*3 The “User Association Involvement Project”: This project aims at establishing coherent and consistent involvement with user associations in the TM5 projects and holding workshops to disseminate of information to general users.

(photo01)Mr. Hanaki, Director-General of the Trademark and Customer Relations Department (the first one on the right), with representatives from other TM5 Offices
Mr. Hanaki, Director-General of the Trademark and Customer Relations Department (the first one on the right), with representatives from other TM5 Offices

(photo02)TM5 Mid-Term Meeting
TM5 Mid-Term Meeting

[Last updated 25 June 2018]