25th CNIPA-JPO Heads Meeting Held in Kyoto

25th CNIPA-JPO Heads Meeting Held in Kyoto


The 25th CNIPA-JPO Heads Meeting was held in Kyoto, Japan on November 1 (local time). Commissioner Shen Changyu of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and Commissioner Naoko Munakata of Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the meeting. Shen Changyu remarked that 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty; China and Japan had high-level reciprocal visits, continuously improved relationship and steadily deepened cooperation, providing good environment and opportunity for the further deepening of IP cooperation between the two countries. Naoko Munakata expressed that in the context of comprehensive warming relationship between China and Japan, active bilateral dialogues in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship gave fresh impetus to the closer IP cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, the two offices reviewed bilateral cooperation in the fields of legal system communication, exchanges of examiners, automation, design, re-examination and human resource development in the past year, decided to further extend the China-Japan PPH pilot program to October 31, 2023, and made in-depth exchanges on strengthening cooperation in the trademark field, enriching content of PPH cooperation, building talent exchange mechanism, raising efficiency of relevant cooperation mechanisms and planning future cooperation.

Source: CNIPA

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