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The Industrial Design Forum (ID5) brings together the five largest industrial design offices in the world: the China National IP Office (CNIPA), the European Union IP Office (EUIPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korea Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the USPTO. The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) participates as an observer. 

Together, these five IP offices represent approximately 90% of the world’s annual industrial design application filings. The ID5 creates an incubator for the development of industrial design policy and the identification of best practices and procedures. The USPTO works through the ID5 to ensure that effective industrial design protection exists for designs in all technologies, to improve consistency in design examination policies and practices, and to focus global efforts to identify the needs and challenges of the design community through stakeholder outreach and information sharing. See the ID5 website for more information.

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