On June 23, 2009 the working level meeting with the representatives of the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) headed by Commissioner of KIPO Dr. Jung-Sik Koh took place in the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent).
Representatives of International Cooperation Department, representatives of the Department for Supervision and Control in the field of the Protection of IP Rights and the Federal Institute of Industrial Property took part in this meeting on the part of Rospatent.
The Parties discussed the current situation on applications for IP Rights, various aspects of bilateral cooperation between Offices within the framework of the Patent Prosecution Highway (РРН) program, issues on education and exchange of specialists on a regular basis both in the framework of bilateral cooperation and in the APEC Forum.
In the course of the meeting the Memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation and the Memorandum of understanding on carrying out of the pilot project of the Patent Prosecution Highway (РРН) were signed.
The purpose of the Memorandum of understanding is “to establish a wide-ranging and flexible mechanism for guiding and furthering cooperation between the Parties in the field of intellectual property systems in accordance with the responsibilities of the two Offices in this area”.
According to the results of the meeting an agreement to develop the road map on Patent Prosecution Highway (РРН) and to hold a seminar on patent law of the Russian Federation was reached. Commissioner of KIPO invited representatives of Rospatent to visit the Korean Intellectual Property Office next year.