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JPO Holds Opinion Exchange with FICPI

December 2, 2022

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) held a videoconference on December 1, 2022 to exchange opinions with the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI*).

JPO Deputy Commissioner KATSURA gave the opening remarks, which was followed by a lively exchange of opinions among practitioners on a range of topics including the status of applications for designs that are newly subject to protection due to Design Law revisions, and filing statistics for AI-related inventions.

The JPO hopes that the FICPI, a group of professional intellectual property attorneys from more than 80 countries, will increase its understanding of the JPO's initiatives through active communication regarding its requests and opinions—thereby helping to promote intellectual property-related initiatives.

(photo) Meeting with FICPI members
Meeting with FICPI members

  • * International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI: Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle): An association of more than 5,000 patent attorneys affiliated with organizations around the world. Representing the interests of global patent attorneys at law, they express their views on proposed new treaties, national laws, etc., and also disseminate international information through publications and newsletters.

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