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The 3rd JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held

November 22, 2019

On November 20, 2019, Commissioner MATSUNAGA of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) visited Delhi, India, and the third JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting with Secretary MOHAPATRA of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Controller General GUPTA of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) of India was held.

In the meeting, the JPO and the DPIIT reviewed the Action Plan of 2017 based on the “Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the field of industrial property between Japan and India” and renewed the Action Plan, expanding the cooperation items. They also signed a Joint Statement of Intent on the Japan-India Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program, agreeing to start accepting PPH requests in early December, 2019. Furthermore, they confirmed to continue strengthening their cooperative relationship and adopted a Joint Statement for the third JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting.

The JPO will continue to develop the cooperative relationship with DPIIT and improve an IP environment that enables IP rights to be promptly and smoothly obtained and properly protected.

 

News Release: The Third JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held [Last updated November 22, 2019] (External link)

 

(Photo-01) The 3rd JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting (Commissioner MATSUNAGA and Controller General GUPTA)
The 3rd JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting
(Commissioner MATSUNAGA and Controller General GUPTA)

[Last updated 27 November 2019]