ACPAA-KPAA joint council meeting & ACPAA-KPAA Intellectual Property Seminar (2012) was held in Beijing on June 21, 2012. KPAA delegation attend both meetings.
ACPAA-KPAA joint council meeting was held on the morning of June 21,2012. Mr. Perry Wu Yang, President of ACPAA, Mr. Ma Hao, Vice-president of ACPAA, Mr. Ge Bo, Advisor to ACPAA, Ms. Li Jianrong, Secretary General of ACPAA and 9 standing council members and council members of ACPAA，KPAA delegation consisting of Mr. Dong-Yol Yoon, President of KPAA, Mr. Gene Kim, Vice-president of KPAA, together with 7 KPAA members were present the joint council meeting. At the beginning of the council meeting, presidents of both associations extend opening remarks. Mr. Yang and Mr. Yoon both sang high praise for long-term communication and cooperation kept by two associations during past years and they appreciated the efforts and contributions to mutual understanding and trust for both associations. Then Ms. Li Jian rong, Secretary General of ACPAA , and Mr. Gene Kim， Vice President of KPAA, introduced recent work of respective association, such as IP-related policies, statistics datum about patent agency(including amount of patent application, amount of granting and etc. ), main activities of association (including communication with IP competent departments, taking part in international IP-related affairs and etc.)。 Both of speakers expressed their appreciation for the achievement from respective association. Then attendees from both associations exchange information about the qualification of membership, management of membership fees, current situation of liability insurance and communication with competent IP department for both associations. Then they discuss future cooperative plan. The joint council meeting effectively promoted mutual understanding.
On the seminar in the afternoon, ACPAA delegation and KPAA delegation , altogether 90 people, attended the seminar. Mr. David Cheng Wei, standing council member of ACPAA, and Mr. Gene Kim, Vice-president of KPAA, are the moderators. The first speaker is Mr. Kim Myung Shin from Myung-Shin & Partners in Korea. He delivered a speech about Korea IP Framework Law, which is similar to Outline of National Strategy of China and play a guiding and leading role for other basic intellectual Property Law in Korea，such as the Patent Law, the Trademark Law. In his speech, he emphasized the role of a non-governmental organization named FORUM Corporation in promulgate and popularize the importance of intellectual property. Ma Hao, Vice-president of ACPAA, introduced the promotion plan for Outline of National IP Strategy, which includes the main content and recent goal for Outline of National IP Strategy and measures or relative development for implementing it, besides, Mr. Ma Hao also elaborate the IP system and its creation, protection, management, utilization in China. Both speakers present a vivid and grand IP blueprint in Korea and China.
So far as detailed IP policies and laws are concerned, Mr.Kim Tau Zu from Samsung Electronics explained the Patent Law of Korea and its Governing Regulations. The Patent Law was also revised three times, which is similar to the Patent Law of China. His speech mainly covered substantial examination system, provisions for amendment of patent application documents, and the content of patent application for Utility Model. It is said that Sino-Korea PPH project is to be initiated on July1 this year. To popularizing the knowledge of PPH project, Ms. Jin Yuan from Examination Department of the State Intellectual Property Office gave a special lecture about PPH working process and related items in applying for it which includes the meaning of PPH, the benefits for applying for PPH and related requirements in applying for it.
In the aspect of utilizing intellectual property rights, Mr. Mee-Sung Shim from KIM & CHANG in Korea deliver a speech about patent examinationa and utilizing intellectual property rights in Korea. In the first part, she introduce the examination procedure for invention patent in Korea, including the steps for patent application, the objectis for granting patent rights, the scope of amentment to patent application, the dealing skills for dealing with rejection of examiners, divisional application and priority examination and so on. In the second part, she explain the recent work of utilizing intellectual property rights in Korea which includes juristure system of Korea, the means and procedure of jurisdictional supplement. What she introduced provided large number of information and made it known to all the attendees about intellectual property system and related policies in Korea.
ACPAA-KPAA joint council meeting & ACPAA-KPAA Intellectual Property Seminar (2012) concluded successfully with applaud and concern from all the participants. In this meetings, both associations exchanged information not only about national IP policies but also about patent application and examination, which effectively promote mutual understanding and communication, and lay a good foundation for future cooperation.