On December 6, the 2017 TRIPO Heads Meeting was held in Jeju, Republic of Korea (ROK). Shen Changyu, Head of State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO), Sung Yunmo, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) Commissioner and Naoko Munakata, Head of Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the meeting. The three parties summarized the past year’s achievements in each cooperation program and actively evaluated the progress of cooperation. They also exchanged views about the future cooperation among the IP Offices of three countries, devised the cooperation plan of next year and signed the Minutes of the 2017 TRIPO Heads Meeting. At the meeting, the IP Offices of the three countries updated their national development in IPR work and had in-depth discussion about their cooperation in reexamination, design, human resources and user seminars. There was exchange of views between three parties concerning the feasibility of adding new cooperation topics in the future. The cooperation framework and logo among three IP offices were discussed. Also, it was decided that the 2018 TRIPO Heads Meeting will be held in China.

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