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G7 Heads Hold IP Office Conversation

December 12, 2022

A G7 Heads of IP Office Conversation was held on December 9, 2022, via video conference, bringing together officials who head the IP Offices in the G7 member states, including Japan Patent Office Commissioner HAMANO Koichi.

In addition to the G7 Heads of IP Offices, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Mr. Daren Tang, also participated as an observer. They held discussions regarding issues in the IP field. A joint statement was also adopted by the G7 IP Offices.

Mr. HAMANO commented on the importance of providing support not only for existing stakeholders, but for SMEs, startups, and youth, regarding establishing a positive IP culture, and touched upon JPO’s initiatives that specialize in each of them. He also commented on the strengthening of Japanese border enforcement against counterfeit goods, and activities to raise IP awareness among consumers, especially focusing on young people, regarding fighting issues of counterfeiting and piracy.

(photo) Photo of participants
Photo of participants
Top left: Dr. Wichard (BMJ, DE)
Top center left: Mr. Georgaras (CIPO, CA)
Top center right: Mr. Tang (WIPO, Observer)
Top right: Ms. Rudloff-Schäffer (DPMA, DE)
Middle left: Ms. Perlmutter (USCO, US)
Middle center left: Ms. Vidal (USPTO, US)
Middle center right: Mr. Teti (UIBM, IT)
Middle right: Mr. Bartlett (Photo: Left side) (UKIPO, UK)
Bottom left: Mr. Faure (INPI, FR)
Bottom right: Mr. HAMANO (JPO, JP)

G7 Heads of IP Office Conversation Joint Statement (PDF:114KB)

[Last updated 12 December 2022]