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Cooperation meeting with the JPAA delegation (Munich, 18th February 2016)

February 19, 2016

epi's President, Mr Tony Tangena, hosted a delegation of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) composed of 8 members, amongst them Ms Heiko Honda (Executive Director of JPAA), Mr Shogo Ohnishi (Director General of JPAA International Activities Center), project group members and one observer. Members of the epi Presidium together with Mr Francis Leyder, the Chairman of the EPPC, held fruitful exchange of views with the JPAA members and discussed intensively about some relevant current topics on the Japanese side, such as recent Supreme Court judgements in Japan, as well as on the European side, such as UP, UPC and strategic choices to make in IP prosecution in Europe. The meeting aimed at contributing to the promotion of the epi in Japan, strengthening the cooperation with the JPAA and enhancing future collaboration with Japanese IP experts.

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