TM5 Annual Meeting 2014

Host Office



2014. 12. 3. - 2014. 12. 5.


Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan, December 3-5, 2014


The Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the Office for
Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM), the State
Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the United States Patent and
Trademark Office (USPTO), (hereinafter referred to as the “Partners”) held the 2014 TM5
Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, between December 3rd and 5th, 2014.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was present as an observer, as it had
been at the previous TM5 meeting.

At this meeting, the Partners exchanged views and information on common projects and new
project proposals as well as on their respective operational practices with the theme of
“Enhancing International Cooperation toward Creating User-friendly Trademark Systems” in
order to share the basic concept for discussions.

During the Meeting, the Partners held a user session on TM5 projects for representatives of
various user associations. Also, for the first time, the Partners held a user session for
representatives of user associations and general users based on the theme of policies of nontraditional
trademarks in the respective countries and region.

Acknowledging the growing importance of industrial design collaboration, the Partners
agreed to separate the related matters currently covered by the TM5 collaboration into an
industrial design forum. The Partners agreed that the industrial design forum should be
conducted in an efficient and cost-effective manner such as meeting directly before or after
TM5 meetings and at the same venue. In 2015, the TM5 meeting and industrial design forum
will be held consecutively by the USPTO.

Only the trademark section of this joint statement applies to SAIC.

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