06-06-2017 IP5 - World’s five largest intellectual property offices celebrate ten years of co-operation

Valletta, Malta, 2 June 2017 – The world’s five largest intellectual property offices today commemorate ten years of co-operation to strengthen work-sharing, patent examination efficiency and quality, and the stability of patent rights for innovators around the world.
The co-operation between the European Patent Office (EPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – commonly referred to as the IP5 – was established in 2007 in response to the increasing globalisation of the patent process marked by ever growing numbers of patent applications and companies increasingly filing their patents with multiple offices.

The IP5 Joint Statement 2017, click here

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