The “TM5″ is a framework through which five intellectual property offices – namely, the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (SAIC) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – exchange information on trade mark-related matters, and undertake cooperative activities for their mutual benefit, and for the benefit of their respective trade mark filers and registrants.
The TM5 is an outgrowth of the Trademark Trilateral, a cooperative framework that JPO, OHIM and the USPTO first undertook in 2001. That framework was expanded to include KIPO and SAIC in 2011 and 2012 respectively, and the group became known as “TM5.”
Given the usefulness of the discussion on design issues within the TM5 collaboration framework, specific design sessions have been held in parallel to the trade mark sessions since 2010.
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