The 12th JIPA IP Symposium Program

[Theme] “Let's talk a step further about IP strategy and the key to success in Asia!”
[Day & Time] Friday, February 1, 2013 (10:30-17:40)
[Place] Nagoya Congress Center
[Summary] With corporate activities globalizing at an ever faster pace, it is no exaggeration to say that IP strategy in Asian countries and regions -- a particularly important market for Japanese companies --is one of the factors that affects a company's competitiveness and furthermore, business success, in that market. In this symposium, the representative from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will talk about efforts on and expectations for IP protection in Asian countries, and representatives from national IP offices in Asia will discuss the issues and future prospects of their countries' IP systems. In addition, corporate representatives will discuss what kind of IP strategy companies should implement in Asian countries and regions in the future, through comparing companies' IP activities in China and other Asian countries and regions.
10:30 Opening Remarks
Mr. Kazuo Okamoto (JIPA Chair)
10:35 Guest Speech
Mr. Hiroyuki Fukano (Commissioner of JPO)
10:05 Keynote Speech Dr. F.Gurry(Director General of WIPO)
“Toward Raising the IP Protection Standard and Promoting information and communication technology Worldwide”
In order for companies to succeed in international business, it is essential to develop IP infrastructure in the market countries. WIPO is engaged in international infrastructure development, such as raising the IP protection standard and promoting information and communication technology worldwide through drafting IP conventions among many member countries and providing technical cooperation to developing countries.
12:00 Lunch Break & Poster Session by JIPA Standing Committees
13:15 Panel Discussion (I):
“Expectations for and Potentials of IP Systems in Asian Countries, and Desirable IP Strategy”
  • Mr. Shigeo Takakura (Professor of Meiji Univ.)
  • Mr.Ahmad M. Ramli (Director General of Intellectual Property Rights)
  • Ms. Chiam Lu Lin (Deputy Chief Executive/DDG, IPOS)
  • Ms. Pajchima Tanasanti (Director General of DIP)
  • Mr. Yoichi Okumura (JIPA president)
15:00 Break & Poster Session by JIPA Standing Committees
15:45 Panel Discussion ():
"Future IP Activities in Asia "
  • Mr. Toshiya Watanabe (Professor of the Univ. of Tokyo)
  • Mr. Kazufumi Yagyu(Ajinomoto)
  • Mr. Minoru Kato(Kao)
  • Mr. Juergen Koch(Robert Bosch)
  • Mr. Makoto Oguri(YAMAHA MOTOR)
17:30 Closing Remarks
Mr. Yoichi Okumura (JIPA president)
18:00-20:00 Reception
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