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International Symposium on Intellectual Property regarding Green Technologies to Be Held

- Initiatives to Solve Environmental Issues through WIPO GREEN -

June 11, 2021

On June 18, 2021 (Fri.), the Japan Patent Office will hold an international symposium on intellectual property about WIPO GREEN, a platform run by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote widespread use of green technologies. The symposium will deepen practical discussions on the challenges regarding international cooperation on environmental issues, solutions to them, and potential effects on businesses.

1. Purpose

WIPO GREEN is a platform that contributes to making green technologies widespread all around the world. With growing interest in SDGs and environmental issues, the symposium aims to identify the impact, challenges, and solutions regarding the platform from practical viewpoints in terms of business, and promote efforts to solve social issues through effective use of intellectual property.

2. Date and time

June 18, 2021 (Fri.) from 20:00 to 22:00

3. Format

Online symposium (live-streamed on the Internet)

* Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

4. Program (tentative)

Opening remarks:

Mr. KASUTANI Toshihide, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Keynote speeches:

Mr. SAKUYAMA Masaki, Chairperson, Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)
Dr. KWAKWA Edward, Assistant Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Panel discussion



Mr. SHIMIZU Yuki, Director, Multilateral Policy Office, International Policy Division, JPO

* Details of the program may change.

5. Related events

On June 17 (Thu.), JIPA will discuss the use of WIPO GREEN with the theme of clean oceans. The topics will include the current state of marine pollution and plastic waste issues, the activities of CLOMA (an organization that specializes in clean oceans), and concrete examples of technological solutions from various companies.
* Registration in advance is required <Viewing is free, application deadline: June 16 (Wed.)>

Division in Charge

Multilateral Policy Office, International Policy Division, Japan Patent Office

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