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The Japan Patent Office The Design Future is Now: JPO to Hold the Ninth Japan-China-Korea Design Forum

On May 24, 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) will hold the Ninth Japan-China-Korea Design Forum. Executive managers of large companies in Japan, China and Korea and senior officials responsible for design in the respective IP Offices will deliver speeches, and panel discussions will be held. Participants will hold discussions on the subject “Coming Future of Design Management and Design Systems.”

1. Outline of the event

Date: May 24 (Thur.), 2018
Venue: Orizuru Rei Hall, Hotel New Otani (4-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; telephone: 03-3265-1111 (main line))
Organizer: JPO
Supporters (tentative): The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), and the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Admission: Free
Expected capacity: 200

2. Program (tentative)

  • Opening remarks
    Ms. Naoko Munakata, Commissioner, JPO
  • Keynote speech 1
    Mr. Maeda Ikuo, Managing Executive Officer (in charge of design and grand style), Mazda Motor Corporation
  • Keynote speech 2
    Mr. David Atkinson, the CEO of Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd.
  • Session 1: Design in Business Management
    Mr. Satoru Matsuzaki, President and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
    Mr. Wu Jian, General Manager (head), Innovation Design Center, Haier
    Mr. Kang-Heui Cha, Chief Design Director (Vice President) of HE (Home Entertainment) Design Lab LG Electronics

Coffee break

  • Session 2: System for Protecting Designs that Forge Strong Corporate Brands
     Theme 1: Design Protection System of Japan, China and Korea

    Mr. Tomoki Sawai, Director General, Patent and Design Examination Department, JPO
    Mr. Lin Xiaoyue, Director General, Design Examination Department, State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO)
    Mr. Jae Woo Lee, Director General, Trademark and Design Examination Bureau, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

     Theme 2: How Companies Make Good Use of the Design System

    Mr. Kazushi Takemoto, Senior General Manager, Intellectual Property Department, Suntory Holdings Limited
    Mr. Wu Jian, General Manager (head), Innovation Design Center, Haier
    Mr. Kang-Heui Cha, Chief Design Director (Vice President) of HE (Home Entertainment) Design Lab LG Electronics

Coffee break

  • Session 3: Future of “Design Management” (panel discussion)

    Moderator: Mr.Tak Umezawa, Partner/Japan Chairman, A.T. Kearney

     Panelists:

    Mr. Yasukane Matsumoto, Founder & CEO, Raksul, Inc.
    Mr. Wu Jian, General Manager (head), Innovation Design Center, Haier
    Mr. Kang-Heui Cha, Chief Design Director (Vice President) of HE (Home Entertainment) Design Lab LG Electronics

  • Closing remarks

    Mr. Tomoki Sawai, Director-General, Patent and Design Examination Department, JPO

3. How to apply

If you wish to attend the forum, visit the website below exclusively for prior registration.

Release date

May 7, 2018

Division in Charge

International Cooperation Division & Design Division, JPO

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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