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JPO Signed an MOC on Strengthening of Cooperation with SAIP

October 30, 2019

On October 21, CEO of the Saudi Authority of Intellectual Property (SAIP) Abdulaziz visited the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and had talks with JPO Commissioner Matsunaga. At the talks, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the area of intellectual property, Joint statement of Intent (SOI) on the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) and Policy on the Use of Exchanged Intellectual Property Electronic Data were signed. Dr. Abdulaziz and Mr. Matsunaga confirmed that the SAIP and the JPO will further strengthen their cooperation in the future.

Furthermore, at the “Saudi Arabia-Japan Business Forum for Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” held on October 23 together with the 4th “Joint Group for Saudi-Japan Vision 2030” meeting, JPO Deputy Commissioner Shimano and SAIP CEO Abdulaziz exchanged an MOC and other documents in the presence of ministers of both countries.

By continuing cooperation with the SAIP, the JPO intends to develop an environment in which Japanese companies’ IP rights are promptly and smoothly secured and appropriately protected in Saudi Arabia.

(photo)CEO Dr. AlSwailem, Commissioner Matsunaga,
MOC Signing Ceremony (From the left to right: CEO Dr. AlSwailem, Commissioner Matsunaga,)

(photo)CEO Dr. AlSwailem, Deputy Commissioner Shimano
MOC exchanging Ceremony (From the left to right ofin the front rowline: CEO Dr. AlSwailem, Deputy Commissioner Shimano,)

[Last updated 5 November 2019]