TM5 IT Support for Trade Mark Examination Project Experts Meeting
On 26-27 July, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) held a virtual IT Expert meeting with the TM5 Partners (a cooperation forum of the five largest trade mark offices, i.e. the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the EUIPO, the JPO, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
During this meeting the TM5 Partners exchanged views on technologies used to examine goods and services, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, and teleworking. The EUIPO gave presentations on the Harmonised Database, the IP Register in Blockchain and recent initiatives involving AI. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a regular observer at TM5 meetings, also participated in the meeting and gave a presentation on WIPO DAS.