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Terms of Use (Appendix)

1) Example of an indication of Third Party rights

Indications such as “Source: ___” and “Photograph: ___” used in white papers / reports (White Paper on International Economy and Trade, White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri), etc.), materials used by organizations including councils and study groups (Industrial Structure Council, etc.), and other materials for explaining policies

2) Content where the Terms of Use does not apply

(*Note: See each linked page for detailed information.)

a. Utilization of symbols, logos, and character designs

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) specifies the following rules with respect to the utilization of JPO’s symbols, logos, and character designs (hereinafter referred to as “Symbols”), in order to conduct uniform information dissemination and the establishment of JPO’s image and to prevent representations that may lead the public to mistakenly believe that JPO appears to be an entity conducting business.

  • 1. In principle, Third Parties other than JPO and JPO’s officers are not allowed to use JPO’s Symbols. However, such Third Parties are allowed to use the Symbols in the following cases. Before doing so, consult with each division in charge of each relevant project and other matters in advance. (See item 4. under the section named “Links” in the Terms of Use as well, concerning item v.)
  • i. Cases where Third Parties manufacture goods marked with the Symbols upon JPO’s request
  • ii. Cases where Third Parties prepare materials or produce goods when conducting projects commissioned by JPO and indicate the fact that JPO has commissioned such materials or goods using the Symbols
  • iii. Cases where Third Parties prepare materials or produce goods when holding events co-organized by JPO or events in which JPO participates, and when conducting projects or holding events for which JPO provides support, financial assistance, or cooperation and indicate the fact that such events are co-organized by JPO and the like using the Symbols (limited to materials and goods that are not primarily sold for profit)
  • iv. Cases where Third Parties reprint materials that are published by JPO and marked with the Symbols
  • v. Cases where Third Parties reprint materials that are published by JPO and marked with the Symbols

b. Utilization of video files through an external database(YouTube)

Comply with YouTube’s terms of use (YouTube)