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Home > About JPO > Pickup News > September 2018 > 8th Japan-ASEAN Heads of IP Offices Meeting Held in Singapore

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8th Japan-ASEAN Heads of IP Offices Meeting Held in Singapore

September 6, 2018

The 8th Japan-ASEAN Heads of Intellectual Property Offices Meeting was held, on September 4th. The Heads of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the ASEAN IP Offices agreed an action plan as a basis for the Offices to cooperate on responding to IP issues for fiscal year 2018. In addition, Japan and the ASEAN countries reached an agreement to cooperate on developing patent-examination guidelines and its operation, especially for advanced technologies such as the Internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

Taking this opportunity, Commissioner Munakata had a bilateral meeting with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the IPOS, and discussed the latest state of the IP systems in their respective countries. Commissioner Munakata also had a bilateral meeting with Mr. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), and shared a common goal for both Offices to build a framework that will further advance bilateral cooperation.

In addition, an international intellectual property (IP) conference was held in Singapore from September 4th to 5th. On the 4th, JPO Commissioner Munakata participated in the Plenary and delivered a speech on the JPO’s initiatives to further advance the utilization of IP by start-ups*.

On the 5th, the JPO and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) co-hosted a special session on the topic of “Keeping Up with New Technologies”. They delivered speeches and held a panel discussion attended by companies, lawyers and patent attorneys*.

The JPO will continue to deepen its involvement in international exchanges in the field of intellectual property, as well as promote international cooperative initiatives with other countries’ and regions’ intellectual property offices.

*Click the following links to read the full text of the speech which JPO Commissioner Munakata made at the IP conference.

Press release: “Japan-ASEAN IP Cooperation Programs Enhanced ( External Link )

 

(Photo01) JPO Commissioner Munakata with Heads of the ASEAN IP Offices
JPO Commissioner Munakata with Heads of the ASEAN IP Offices

(Photo02) JPO Commissioner Munakata delivering a speech
JPO Commissioner Munakata delivering a speech
(Photo03) Bilateral meeting with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the IPOS
Bilateral meeting with Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the IPOS
 
(Photo04) Bilateral meeting with Mr. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the CNIPA
Bilateral meeting with Mr. Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the CNIPA

 

 

[Last updated 7 September 2018]