On 5 Nov 2021, Ms. Spring Chang, representing the Chinese legal industry, was invited to the TM5 Annual Meeting 2021 held by the world five largest intellectual property (IP) offices and WIPO.
The annual meeting mainly discussed the challenges and responses to the pandemic and the post-pandemic era, especially changes of application behaviour and improvement measures taken by IP offices.
The TM5 is a collaborative framework composed of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Its purpose is to undertake cooperation efforts to simplify and where possible, harmonise practices and programs for the mutual benefit of trademark applicants and IP offices.
Representing Chang Tsi & Partners, Spring Chang, Michael Wu, Michael Fu, Tracy Shen, Ron Tsi and April Seo participated in the annual meeting on 15-19 November 2021 held by International Trademark Association (INTA), the biggest community in trademark industry. We were happy to meet our clients and friends at the end of 2021 and discuss future cooperation in the coming 2022.
Our office and IP Administration in regions below will be closed for Public Holidays as follows:
Hong Kong: 25-27 December 2021
Macao: 18-21, 24-27 December 2021
All deadlines falling on a holiday will be automatically extended. Should you have any urgent cases, please let us have your instructions ahead of the holidays