The ID5 Midterm Meeting took place online on 27-28 May, organised by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the host of this year’s meetings.
The ID5 discussions focused on continuous and current projects, including those on non-patent literature data resources, priority document exchanges, recommended design practices, terms of protection, remedies for design infringement, admissibility of Internet information, quality management, communication and new technologies, etc. ID5 Partner offices also reviewed a new CNIPA-EUIPO project proposal for a User Manual on view and drawing requirements. The Operational Guidelines for ID5 have been revised to take into account the possibility of organising virtual meetings, following updates of the existing work products and the better utilization of the ID5 website.
The Partner Offices also discussed preparations for the 2021 ID5 Annual Meeting, which may take place virtually or in person depending on the global health situation.