JPO-EUIPO Trade Mark Expert Meeting

    The EUIPO held a two-day virtual expert meeting with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on 3 and 4 March. This annual event between the two offices is part of the EUIPO’s bilateral cooperation activities with the JPO.

    The meeting was a follow-up to the EUIPO and the JPO co-led activities under the framework of the Trade Mark 5 (TM5), particularly on topics such as new technologies related to trade marks, priority rights, user and SME involvement and bad faith.

    The event also facilitated discussions on future EUIPO-JPO bilateral cooperation activities, including the promotion of the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) tools and common practices available for non-EU stakeholders.