From November 3 to 5, 2021, the Annual Meeting of the Five Trademark Offices (TM5), consisting of trademark offices in China, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Korea, was hosted by CNIPA via video conference. CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Christian Archambeau, Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Kawakami Ichiro, Director-General of Trademark and Customer Relations Department of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Mok Seong-ho, Director General of Trademark and Design Examination Bureau of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and David Gooder, Commissioner for Trademarks of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), attended the meeting with their respective delegations. WANG Binying, Deputy Director General of WIPO and David Muls, Senior Director of Brands and Designs Sector, were present at the meeting as observers. During the course of the meeting, the five offices reached consensus on the content of the 2021 TM5 Joint Statement.
The 2021 TM5 Joint Statement stresses the five offices' determination in taking on challenges, enhancing cooperation in digitalization and emerging technologies, facilitating brand-building, contributing to business development and economic recovery under the continuing impact of the pandemic. The Statement will be released after the completion of ratification procedures at the respective offices.
(Source: CNIPA Official WeChat Account)