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JPO Hosted ASEAN IP Offices Symposium in Japan 2019

September 2, 2019

On August 7, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) hosted the ASEAN Intellectual Property Offices Symposium 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. In the Symposium, the participating IP Offices each presented information on their latest IP policies and discussed their future prospects.

Mr. Matsunaga, Commissioner of the JPO, made the opening remarks, and the ASEAN Secretariat gave a presentation on initiatives under the ASEAN IPR Action Plan.

After the presentation, panel discussions were held with the representatives of ASEAN IP Offices serving as panelists.

  • (1) Session 1 "Fourth Industrial Revolution and Patents"
    Moderator: Mr. Shimano, Deputy Commissioner of the JPO
    Panelists: Representatives of Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand
  • (2) Session 2 "Start-ups and IP Policies"
    Moderator: Mr. Kawamata, Director of IP & Innovation Division at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    Panelists: Representatives of Brunei, Myanmar, and Viet Nam
  • (3) Session 3 "Providing Information and Public Awareness on IP"
    Moderator: Mr. Kubo, President & CEO of the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)
    Panelists: Representatives of Cambodia, Indonesia, and Laos

The Symposium was a tremendous success with about 300 participants mainly from Japanese companies.

On August 6, prior to the Symposium, the Ninth Japan-ASEAN Heads of IP Offices Meeting was held. Please refer to the press release "Japan-ASEAN IP Cooperation Programs Enhanced ( External Link )" for the outcomes of the Meeting.

(Photo1)Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

(Photo2)Mr. Matsunaga, Commissioner of the JPO, delivering the opening remarks
Mr. Matsunaga, Commissioner of the JPO, delivering the opening remarks

(Photo3)Mr. Kheong, Head of Competition, Consumer Protection, and Intellectual Property Division at the ASEAN Secretariat, delivering a presentation
Mr. Kheong, Head of Competition, Consumer Protection, and Intellectual Property Division at the ASEAN Secretariat, delivering a presentation

[Last updated 3 September 2019]