Meeting with IP5 Industry, May 2017, Valletta, Malta

On 31 May 2017, the IP5 Heads of Office met with IP5 Industry in Valletta, Malta to celebrate ten years of IP5 co-operation, take stock of achievements to date, and discuss users' expectations of the future strategic direction of IP5 co-operation.

Topics and presentations included:

Recent developments at the IP5 Offices and WIPO

Ten years of IP5 co-operation and five years of co-operation with IP5 Industry: Presentation of results and the commemorative publication

Follow up from the Global Dossier Task Force (GDTF) and Industry Consultation Group (ICG) meetings

Strategic topics

In the first ten years of its existence, IP5 co-operation has delivered a number of products and services that support innovators around the world.

Having reviewed their ongoing activities and redefined the IP5 vision, the IP5 Heads of Office intend to step up efforts towards effective work-sharing and harmonisation of patent practices and procedures to further improve the patent landscape for users worldwide.