The Director General of the Patent Examination Department, Japan Patent Office, Susumi Iwasaki, and the Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in Chisinau, Hayashi Kazutoshi, paid a visit to the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) to present the Japanese Government’s candidacy for the post of Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
During the meeting of the Japanese delegation with the leadership of AGEPI, there was an exchange of experience and information on the activities of AGEPI and those of the Japan Patent Office aimed at ensuring a high level of quality of the services provided to the applicants of the titles of protection of intellectual property objects and on the role of the intellectual property office in disseminating knowledge and informing the society of the need to enforce intellectual property rights.
In his welcoming address to Japanese guests, AGEPI Interim Director General Andrei Popa mentioned the Agency’s interest in strengthening cooperation relations with the Japan Patent Office. “We want to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Republic of Moldova and Japan in the field of intellectual property, thus contributing to the creation of a strategic partnership between the two specialized institutions, including through joint projects,” stressed Andrei Popa.
Susumi Iwasaki thanked the Moldovan side for the hospitality and openness and reiterated the interest of the Japan Patent Office in extending the areas of cooperation between the two institutions, especially on the topics of priority interest for both countries.