IP trainees from Mexico, Paraguay, and the Philippines
At the beginning of the meeting, JIPA explained its international activities, including its efforts in relation to system harmonization within the IP3 and IP5 frameworks,
in particular. They also talked about the IP-related activities carried out by the WIPO PJ for protection of biodiversity, and its commitment in WIPO-GREEN, an initiative
for promoting the transfer of environment-related technology. They also gave a brief explanation of JIPA's role as an association representing the industry (IP users).
The trainees showed interest in all topics addressed in JIPA's presentation, and asked questions about, for example, the WIPO PJ's cooperation with WIPO and the government and the degree of its involvement in policy making.
This meeting was also an advertising opportunity for JIPA to talk about the association to the trainees who will lead the future IP policies in their countries. The meeting was closed with JIPA offering its official goods to them.