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The 4th JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held

March 16, 2021

On March 12, 2021, Commissioner KASUTANI and Deputy Commissioner IWASAKI of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) held the Fourth JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting with Secretary MOHAPATRA of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) , Joint Secretary RAVINDER of the DPIIT and Controller General RATNOO of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) of India, a governing agency of the DPIIT, and they held discussions to continue and strengthen the cooperative relationship between Japan and India.

At the Meeting, the two countries agreed to implement the following initiatives in order to further develop the cooperative relationship in the field of intellectual property (IP), which has been strengthened through the years:

  • Holding of the Experts Meeting on the Japan-India Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program
  • Holding of the Experts Meeting on patent examination practices
  • Holding of the IT Experts Meeting to share information and experiences on the development of IT infrastructure
  • Holding of the JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting
  • Commencement of acting mutually as competent International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for applicants from both countries (scheduled for the start on July 1, 2021)

In addition, the two countries adopted a Joint Statement for the Fourth JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting, which includes the agreed initiatives stated above.

Going forward, the JPO is firmly committed to further strengthening the cooperative relationship with India in the field of IP and promoting the development of a framework in which IP rights can be acquired promptly and smoothly.

News Release: The 4th JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held [Last updated on March 16, 2021] (External link)

(screenshot) The 4th JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting
The 4th JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting

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