Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo, who was in Japan and attending Myanmar IP Seminar from 14 to 17 October in Tokyo, met with Japan Patent Office Commissioner Mr Matsunaga at the commissioner’s office in Tokyo, Japan yesterday.
During the meeting, they discussed matters related to arrangement for establishing a patent office in Myanmar, conducting training by Japan Patent Office for those checking application forms, and aiding Myanmar patent department by sending experts.
They then observed the operation producers in the office.
In the evening, the Deputy Minister met with Mr Iwasaki, the Director-General of Japan Patent Office, and discussed matters related to advantages of using information technology for patent procedures and confidentiality of documents. The Deputy Minister then studied the procedures for examining patent.—MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)