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Announcements

28 April.

Special measures for those affected by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Announcements

28 April.

Handling of Procedures Affected by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Announcements

28 April.

Establishment of Procedure Consultation Service for the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Announcements

28 April.

Information on Foreign Industrial Property Systems

Announcements

27 April.

Exchange of Opinions with the AIPLA

Announcements

25 April.

FI revision information

Announcements

14 April.

Outline of Procedures Implemented due to the Accession to the Patent Law Treaty (PLT)

Announcements

14 April.

Outline of Procedures Implemented due to the Accession to the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT)

Announcements

14 April.

Change of Operating Procedures regarding the Extension of the Specified Time Limit for Responding to a Notification of Reasons for Refusal concerning Patent Applications and Applications for Trademark Registration (starting from April 1, 2016)

Press Releases

14 April.

JPO Compiles the JPO Status Report 2016

Announcements

14 April.

JPO Status Report 2016

Announcements

13 April.

Outline of Regional Collective Trademark System (Booklet)
Examination Guidelines for Regional Collective Trademarks
Examination Manual for Regional Collective Trademarks

Announcements

12 April.

Information on Foreign Industrial Property Systems

Announcements

5 April.

Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2016

Announcements

1 April.

PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)

Announcements

1 April.

Handbook for PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination in the Japan Patent Office

Announcements

1 April.

Schedule of fees

Announcements

1 April.

How to advance PCT international applications into the national phase in Japan

Announcements

1 April.

Renewing a Patent for right holders residing outside of Japan

Announcements

31 March.

Decisions (20 new decisions have been added.)

Announcements

30 March.

Handling Procedures for Examinations involving Product-by-process Claims

Announcements

30 March.

Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads of Office Held

Announcements

28 March.

WIPO Deputy Director General Sandage Visited JPO

Announcements

28 March.

FI revision information

Announcements

28 March.

Report of Case Study by Trial and Appeal Experts

Announcements

24 March.

PPH pilot program between the JPO and the DPMA

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Press Releases

JPO Compiles the JPO Status Report 2016 (Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated April 14, 2016]

Press Releases

Accession to the Patent Law Treaty and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated March 17, 2016]

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JPO to Hold Japan-Singapore Intellectual Property Symposium (Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated February 12, 2016]

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The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Enforcing the Amended Patent Act and Other Acts of 2015(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated January 19, 2016]

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JPO Strengthens Cooperative Relationship with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce in Thailand(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated December 25, 2015]

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FY 2015 Patent Contest and Design Patent Contest Award Recipients(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated December 22, 2015]

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The IP5 Offices Hold the Inaugural Industrial Design 5 Forum (ID5) (Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated December 7, 2015]

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Guide for Procedures for Filing International Trademark Applications Compiled at the Fourth TM5 Annual Meeting between the JPO, KIPO, OHIM, SAIC, and USPTO (Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated December 3, 2015]

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JPO to Start the FY 2015 Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated December 1, 2015]

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The First International Registration of Industrial Designs Owned by a Japanese Company since the Hague Agreement concerning Designs Entered into Force was Internationally Published.(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated November 27, 2015]

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Further Strengthening of Cooperation in the IP Field between Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated November 17, 2015]

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Japan-China-Korea International Symposium on Intellectual Property Is to Be Held(Press Release on the METI Web Site) [Last updated November 6, 2015]

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