JPO Working Together with KIPO and SIPO to Improve IP Protection

Heads of the Japan Patent Office have recently completed an IP symposium with corresponding leaders in the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) in Kanagawa Prefecture. They have been making agreements to raise cooperation and streamline sharing of IP examination information. This raises hopes for improved IP prosecution processes when one files to two or more of the involved countries.

Keisen Associates, with offices in both the United States and in Japan, offers a way to reach any and all of these three countries in Asia easily: through our office in Tokyo, to Japan and our partners in Korea and China, it is possible to correspond in English with one firm to have applications filed efficiently.


Japan Patent Office. “Further Advancement to be Achieved in JPO-KIPO-SIPO Cooperation in the IP Field: Heads of JPO-KIPO-SIPO hold meetings.” Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. December 12, 2016. Accessed December 21, 2016.

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