Mechanisms Deputy Secretary-General SAKATA Natsuko Attended the 22nd TRIPO Heads Meeting 2022.11.29
On November 29, 2022, the 22nd TRIPO Heads Meeting was held, hosted by Japan Patent Office (JPO), with Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) participating. TCS Deputy Secretary-General SAKATA Natsuko attended the meeting and delivered congratulatory remarks. 

The three Intellectual Property (IP) offices discussed each country’s recent trends IP development and reviewed the major cooperation projects between the three countries. The discussion covered projects such as TRIPO Design Forum, Trademark User Symposium and Experts Meeting, Joint Experts Group for Trial and Appeal, and IP International Symposium on Academics. The heads of offices expressed their appreciation and gratitude to each other for the continued efforts in trilateral IP collaboration. 

DSG SAKATA extended her congratulations to the three offices for preserving IP cooperation for more than 20 years, and praised their performances in deigns, trademarks, and patents. DSG SAKATA also introduced the current statistics on CJK’s IP achievements through presenting data from TCS’ Trilateral Statistics Hub. She emphasized that modern IP system can provide various solutions to our societies, and ultimately enrich our economy, culture, and society. 

The Meeting was followed by the 10th TRIPO User Symposium, where the three patent offices introduced the role of IP in carbon neutrality and related case studies. The next TRIPO will be hosted by KIPO of ROK. 

▲ Group photo during the TRIPO Heads Meeting 

▲ DSG SAKATA delivering her remarks online