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Joint Statement to Support the Economic Recovery After the Pandemic was Adopted at G7 Heads of IP Office Conversation

November 22, 2021

On November 19, 2021, the G7 Heads of IP Office Conversation was held via video conference, bringing together the heads-level officials from IP Offices in G7 member states (G7 IP Offices), and from the Japan Patent Office, Mr. MORI, Commissioner of the JPO, participated in the Conversation.

In addition to the G7 Heads of IP Offices, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Daren Tang, also participated in the Conversation as an observer. They held discussions regarding issues in the IP field, and also adopted the Joint Statement, the first of its kind by the G7 IP Offices.

Mr. MORI commented that an IP system is essential in order to support the promotion of innovation in fields such as public health. He also remarked that an IP system plays a key role in encouraging development of future technologies such as AI, and touched upon the importance of creating an environment of effective IP enforcement.

 

(Photo1)Photo of participants
Top left: Mr. MORI (JPO, JP)
Top center: Mr. Moss (UKIPO, UK)
Top right: Mr. Georgaras (CIPO, CA)
Middle left: Mr. Tang (WIPO, Observer)
Middle center: Mr. Faure (INPI, FR)
Middle right: Mr. Hirshfeld (USPTO, US)
Bottom left: Ms. Rudloff-Schäffer (DPMA, DE)
Bottom right: Ms. Marzetti (UIBM, IT)
Photo of participants
Top left: Mr. MORI (JPO, JP)
Top center: Mr. Moss (UKIPO, UK)
Top right: Mr. Georgaras (CIPO, CA)
Middle left: Mr. Tang (WIPO, Observer)
Middle center: Mr. Faure (INPI, FR)
Middle right: Mr. Hirshfeld (USPTO, US)
Bottom left: Ms. Rudloff-Schäffer (DPMA, DE)
Bottom right: Ms. Marzetti (UIBM, IT)

 

Press Release: G7 IP Offices Will Support Economic Recovery after the Pandemic (External Link)

G7 Heads of IP Office Conversation Joint Statement (PDF:159KB)

[Last updated 22 November 2021]