The State intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), the Japan Patent Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office announced the launch of a new version of the IP cooperation website in late November. The website provides public users with information on the three countries' IP laws and regulations and services, including searches for patent documentation, reports on comparison of patent examination.

At the recent 15th trilateral policy dialogue meeting among the three offices, SIPO and KIPO signed a memorandum of understanding related to exchanges of IP information and data; the Chinese and Japanese IP chiefs discussed the SinoJapanese Patent Prosecution Highway project and cooperation on patent documentation classification and design fields. 01511/1882748.html