SIPO Commissioner Shen Changyu attended the 9th BRICS HIPO Meeting

On October 3 (local time), the 9th BRICS HIPO Meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Shen Changyu, SIPO Commissioner attended and hosted the meeting.Luiz Otávio Pimentel, President of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (INPI), Grigory Ivliev, Director General of the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property(ROSPATENT), Om Prakash Gupta, Controller General of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks of India(CGPDTM) and Rory Voller, Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC) attended the meeting. 

This is the first meeting of BRICS HIPO since SIPO took over the rotating presidency. 

At the meeting, the parties involved reviewed the work progress made since the last BRICS HIPO Meeting and considered the next-step work for the project instrument respectively led by the five BRICS IPOs. It is decided to continue organizing the communication and on-line training courses for examiners of five BRICS IPOs and make joint efforts to hold the BRICS SME seminars and push forward the cooperation on patent classification and the establishment of BRICS IP cooperation websites. Also, the heads of BRICS IPOs discussed some international IP issues like Design Law Treaty as well as PCT fee reduction enjoyed by the universities and research institutions of developing countries, etc. 

(Source: China IP News)