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2015

28 December 2015

Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines
Outline of the Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model

25 December 2015

Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines
Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

21 December 2015

Public Comments Invitation
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of the Design Examination Guidelines

18 December 2015

International topics - JPO-KIPO-SIPO
Comparative Study on Examination Practices among JPO, KIPO and SIPO

16 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Deputy Superintendent Londoño Superintendence of Industry and Commerce Visited Japan Patent Office

15 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Views Exchanged with UKIPO’s Chief Executive Alty

14 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The Inaugural Industrial Design 5 Forum (ID5) Held

10 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
IPOS's Assistant Chief Executive Ng Visited JPO

9 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Visit to the JPO by Mr. Minelik Getahun, Assistant Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
JPO Joined 4th TM5 Annual Meeting

8 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Japan-China-Korea International Symposium on IP

7 December 2015

Statistics/References-Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

4 December 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Vietnamese Research Mission on Trial/Appeal System Visited JPO

27 November 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-Examination Quality Management-Examination Quality Management of the JPO-Quality Management on Trademark Examination
Quality Management Manual for Trademark Examination
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management - Examination Quality Management of the JPO - Quality Management on Trademark Examination
Quality Management Manual for Design Examination

26 November 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program
The 15th Trilateral Policy Dialogue Meeting among the JPO, SIPO and KIPO

25 November 2015

Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines-Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Handling Procedures for Examinations involving Product-by-process Claims

19 November 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The Heads Meeting between JPO and SIPO Held

18 November 2015

JPO Activities- Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)- Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)- Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
On preparation of “Explanation of Circumstances Concerning Accelerated Examination” (In case you have been unable to create a “PPH Request Form”)

17 November 2015

Press Releases
Further Strengthening of Cooperation in the IP Field between Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Views Exchanged with Intellectual Property Owners Association
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI revision information
Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines-Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Revision History of the Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

16 November 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
African Ministerial Conference 2015 Held in Senegal
JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on Use of Information Technology in IP Administration
Minister of Commerce and Industry of Liberia Visited JPO

13 November 2015

Announcements - Announcements
Japan-China-Korea International Symposium on Intellectual Property Is to Be Held
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
African Ministerial Conference 2015 Held in Senegal

9 November 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Views Exchanged with INPI France’s DG Lapierre

6 November 2015

Press Releases
Japan-China-Korea International Symposium on Intellectual Property Is to Be Held(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Joined 5th Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit
JPO Conducted Training Program for Trademark Examiners of NOIP of Viet Nam
Indonesia-Japan IP FORUM 2015 was Held

29 October 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
OECD Director Wyckoff Visited JPO

28 October 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Bilateral Meetings at WIPO Assemblies 2015
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers

27 October 2015

Press Releases
First Results of Examinations of Non-Traditional Trademarks(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

25 October 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program

23 October 2015

Press Releases
Introduction of New Potential for Design-Oriented Businesses(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
AIPPI World Congress 2015 was Held in Brazil

22 October 2015

Press Releases
Further Strengthening of Cooperation in the IP Field with the Republic of Korea(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

16 October 2015

Statistics/References-Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

15 October 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
WIPO Assemblies 2015 were Held

9 October 2015

Press Releases
Inter-governmental Cooperation Results in Progress in the Intellectual Property Field(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Assistance to Developing Countries

8 October 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-Appeals/Trials
Opposition to the patent

7 October 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
WIPO Assemblies 2015 Being Held
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on IP Administration for LDC

1 October 2015

Press Releases
The System of International Patent Application under the PCT is Made Easier to Use(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
DPMA Vice-President Schmitz Visited JPO
International topics - JPO as ISA/IPEA
JPO Further Increases Its Competence to Act in the Capacity as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for PCT International Applications
JPO Activities-Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2015
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Patents and Utility models
Efforts about the writing format of notice of reasons for refusal etc.
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines - Designs
Design Examination Standards
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines
Handbook for PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination in the Japan Patent Office

30 September 2015

JPO Activities
US-JP Collaborative Search Pilot Program

28 September 2015

Press Releases
Searching the Designs of Graphic Images Has Become Easier(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI revision information

18 September 2015

Statistics/References-Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

16 September 2015

Press Releases
Complete Updates of Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model and Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines
Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Public Comments Invitation - Feedback
Revision of the Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Patents and Utility models
Procedures for Seeking the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30

10 September 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on Trademarks for Myanmar

7 September 2015

Statistics/References-Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

31 August 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
IP Week 2015 in Singapore

27 August 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Jiangsu Province Intellectual Property Office Visited JPO

24 August 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Industry-Academia Collaboration Staff of DUT Visited JPO

18 August 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on Substantive Examination of Design (Basic Program)

14 August 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-Examination Quality Management-Examination Quality Management of the JPO
Initiatives for Examination Quality Management (FY 2015)

13 August 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
IPR Training Course for Promoting Public Awareness of IP

12 August 2015

Home - Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines - Trademark
Examination Guidelines for Trademarks

7 August 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-Examination Quality Management-Examination Quality Management of the JPO
Summaries of Improvement Recommendations in the "Toward Enhancement of Examination Quality Management (FY2014)"
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Assistance to Developing Countries
Cooperation Activities in FY2014

6 August 2015

Press Releases
Commencement of Foreign Patent Information Service FOPISER(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for Latin America on Patent Examination in Specific Technical Fields

5 August 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI revision information

4 August 2015

Press Releases
JPO Will Expand Its Support for Indonesia in the Field of Intellectual Property(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

31 July 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks
JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management
Examination Quality Management of the JPO (Toward Enhancement of Examination Quality Management (FY2014))

30 July 2015

Press Releases
Information on Japan’s Design Rights to be Provided to the World(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
Statistics/References-References-Other Reference Information
Information on Foreign Industrial Property Systems

24 July 2015

Statistics/References-Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

15 July 2015

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on Managing IP
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
F-term revision information

13 July 2015

Press Releases
Global Expansion of Information Sharing Network on Patent Applications and Examinations(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

10 July 2015

Announcements-Announcements
The Number of Applications and Registrations in 2014

8 July 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Director General of IMPI Visited JPO
JPO Conducted IPR Training Courses for IP Practitioners and IP Trainers
Head of Intellectual Property Office Conference for Countries in South Asia and Southeast-Asia was held at the JPO
SAARC Member States Visited JPO
Public Comments Invitation
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of Examination Guidelines

6 July 2015

Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines-Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Interim Handling Procedures for Examinations and Appeals/Trials involving Product-by-process Claims
JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
JPO Activities-Examination on Design Right
Operation Concerning Accelerated Examination of International Applications for Design Registration
Outline of Accelerated Examination/Accelerated Appeal Examination System for Design Applications
Operation of Accelerated Examination System for Design Applications Supporting Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

3 July 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Joint Secretary of DIPP of India Visited JPO
US Bar - JPO Liaison Council Meeting Held
The 1st SIPO-JPO Experts Meeting for Trial and Appeal Held

1 July 2015

Press Releases
Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the JPO and the Estonian Patent Office(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
JPO Activities - Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2015

30 June 2015

Press Releases
The JPO and the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India Signed an MOC in the Field of Industrial Property(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

25 June 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-Examination Quality Management-Examination Quality Management of the JPO
Quality Management of Patent Examination

24 June 2015

Press Releases
Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the JPO and the OSIM(Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
DIP Deputy Director General Visited JPO

22 June 2015

Press Releases
Support for Efforts Regarding Intellectual Property in Pioneering and Advanced Regions(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

19 June 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Ceremonial Symposium on Accession to the Geneva Act Held

17 June 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
TOKYO IP COLLECTION 2015 was Successfully Held

16 June 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Deputy Commissioner Kihara Addressed 2015 AIPPI Trilateral Meeting

15 June 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
USPTO Deputy Commissioners Visited JPO for Exchanging Views

12 June 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Japan-China Patent Attorney Open Seminar Held in Tokyo

28 May 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
The 5th JAPANASEAN-ASEANJAPAN Heads of IPOs Heads Meeting held in Nara
JPO Activities-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Egyptian Patent Office (EGYPO)

27 May 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
IP5 Heads of Office meeting was held in Suzhou, P.R. China
International Conference of Intellectual Property and Value Creation Held in Korea
15th Anniversary of IPG Activities in China
Statistics/References - References - Reports
Report on FY2014 Annual User Satisfaction Survey on Patent Examination Quality

25 May 2015

Press Releases
Joint Statement on Cooperation on Industrial Property Rights for Sustainable Economic Development in ASEAN and Japan was Adopted(Press Release on the METI Web Site)

22 May 2015

About JPO - History of Industrial Property Rights
World Intellectual Property Day 2015

21 May 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management
Quality Management of Formality Examination and Administrative Operations for Processing Application and Registration Procedure

18 May 2015

Press Releases
JThe International Design Registration System is Available from May 13, 2015” (Press Release on the METI Web Site)

15 May 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Participated in International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting and TM5 Mid-Term Meeting
Commissioner Ito Visited the Republic of India
Deputy Commissioner Kihara Participated in National IPR Conference in India
Ministry of Law and IP Office of Singapore Visited JPO for Survey

8 May 2015

Obtaining IP Rights-International Applications
Notes for the Designation of Japan in an International Design Application under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement
About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Attended FICPI World Congress and Exchanged Opinions with Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Exchange of Opinions with the AIPLA

27 April 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
International Symposium “Toward the Future of the Judicial System for Intellectual Property – Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Intellectual Property High Court”

16 April 2015

International topics - JPO-KIPO-SIPO
Comparative Study on Examination Practices among JPO, KIPO and SIPO

15 April 2015

Obtaining IP Rights- Trademarks- Information about Classification of Goods and Services
Examination guidelines for similar goods and services (corresponding to the Nice classification, 10th edition, version2015)
Laws and Regulations- Other Information- Trademark
International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) 10th edition, version 2015 Alphabetical List in Japanese Translation with Similar Group Code

8 April 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks
Outline of the Trademark System
Effects of Trademark Rights
Press Releases
JPO Status Report 2015 Released” (Press Release on the METI Web Site)

7 April 2015

Statistics/References - References - Reports
JPO Status Report 2015

2 April 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - International Applications
Information for Holders of International Registrations seeking Extension of Protection to Japan under the Madrid Protoco
International topics - JPO-KIPO-SIPO
Comparative Study on Examination Practices among JPO, KIPO and SIPO

1 April 2015

Laws and Regulations - Schedule of Fees
Schedule of fees
Obtaining IP Rights - International Applications - PCT International Applications - International Searching Authority/International Preliminary Examining Authority
How to Make the Demand to the Japan Patent Office in Its Capacity as an International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA/JP)
How to Pay Fees to the IPEA/JP from Outside Japan
JPO Activities-Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2015
Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines
Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

31 March 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
High-Level Meeting on Intellectual Property was Held in Republic of Uganda
Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services - International Cooperation on Classification of Goods and Services
“Similar Group Code” Used at the Japan Patent Office
Publication of Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes(Corresponding to theTM5 ID list)
JPO Activities-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

30 March 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
High-Level Meeting on Intellectual Property was Held in Republic of Uganda
The 4th Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management was Held

25 March 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads of Office was Held
Public Comments Invitation - Feedback
Revision of the Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model Based on the Partial Revision of the Patent Act
Revision of Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to Article 30 of the Patent Act Revised in 2011
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Patents and Utility models
Procedures for Seeking the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30

24 March 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
MyIPO Director General’s Visit to JPO

23 March 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services - International Cooperation on Classification of Goods and Services
“Similar Group Code” Used at the Japan Patent Office
Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks
Information about designating goods and services
Outline of the Trademark System

19 March 2015

Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines - Designs
Design Examination Standards
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Designs
Appended Table 1 and 2 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Design Act

16 March 2015

Press Releases
FY2014 Survey Report on Losses Caused by Counterfeiting has been Compiled (Press Release on the METI Web Site)
International topics - International IP related Activities
Use of the linkage system for dossier information exchange between IP5 OPD and WIPO-CASE as a pilot case

13 March 2015

Press Releases
Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the JPO and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (Press Release on the METI Web Site)
Results of the 33rd Meeting of the Trilateral Heads of Offices held in Yokohama. (Press Release on the METI Web Site)
JPO Activities-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

12 March 2015

JPO Activities-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI revision information

9 March 2015

Press Releases
JPO Compiled a Booklet Titled “Regional Brands in JAPAN 2015 -Regional Collective Trademarks” (Press Release on the METI Web Site)

6 March 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting was Held

2 March 2015

Press Releases
JPO will Strengthen its Cooperation Relationship with Myanmar in the Field of Intellectual Property (Press Release on the METI Web Site)

27 February 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Meeting Held between Minister Miyazawa of the METI and Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management - Examination Quality Management of the JPO
JPO Releases Quality Management Manual for Trademark Examination
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management - Examination Quality Management of the JPO - Quality Management on Trademark Examination
JPO Releases Quality Management Manual for Design Examination
International topics - International IP related Activities
Cooperation in the Examination Process: Establishment of an Advanced Industrial Property Network (AIPN)

26 February 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course for Patent Examiners on Specified Technology (Pharmaceutical) under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN

25 February 2015

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions

20 February 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Japan Acceded to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement

18 February 2015

Press Releases
The International Registration System of Industrial Designs will be Available from Mid-May 2015 (Press Release on the METI Web Site)
About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
EPO Symposium on Harmonisation was Held in Munich, Germany
JPO Conducted JPO/IPR OJT Course on the Practices for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries

16 February 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Director General Shahrinah of the Brunei Darussalam Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) Visited the JPO to Exchange Opinions on Intellectual Property

13 February 2015

International topics - International IP related Activities
Strengthening Cooperation with the WIPO
About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on the IP Management and the Formulation and Implementation of Results-Based IP Office Plans under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN

10 February 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
Meeting of International Authorities under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Held at the JPO
Delegation of Chinese Administrative Officials Visited JPO

9 February 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services
Examination guidelines for similar goods and services (corresponding to the Nice classification, 10th edition, version2015)

5 February 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services - International Cooperation on Classification of Goods and Services
Publication of Japan-Taiwan Concordance List of Similar Group Codes(Corresponding to Nice Classification, 10th edition, Version 2015 (NCL10-2015))

4 February 2015

Public Comments Invitation
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to Article 30 of the Patent Act Revised in 2011
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of Examination Guidelines Based on the Partial Revision of the Patent Act

2 February 2015

Introduction to the JPO-Organization
Principal Officers of JPO
International topics - The TM5 (Five Trademark Offices Cooperation)
The TM5 (JPO, KIPO, OHIM, SAIC, USPTO)

30 January 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Industrial Property Examination (Basic Program) under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines - Trademark
Revisions of Examination Guidelines for Trademarks
Revisions of the Trademarks Examination Manual

29 January 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services - International Cooperation on Classification of Goods and Services
Publication of Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes(Corresponding to Nice Classification, 10th edition, Version 2015 (NCL10-2015))
Publication of Japan-Korea Concordance List of Similar Group Codes(Corresponding to theTM5 ID list)

26 January 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services
TM5 ID List – Launch of dedicated search tool

23 January 2015

JPO Activities-Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2014

19 January 2015

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services
TM5 ID List – Launch of dedicated search tool

16 January 2015

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions

14 January 2015

About JPO-Pickup News-Photo Gallery
JPO Commissioner Visited the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to Exchange Opinions

6 January 2015

Press Releases
JPO Started Operation of Full-fledged Version of Chinese and Korean Gazette Translation and Search System (Press Release on the METI Web Site)
Public Comments Invitation - Feedback
Revision of the Examination Guidelines for “Biological Invention”
Revision of the Examination Guidelines for “Patent Term Extension”

5 January 2015

About JPO - Commissioner´s Message
2015 New Year’s Message by Hitoshi Ito, JPO Commissioner
Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines
Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Trademark
International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) 10th edition, version 2015 Alphabetical List in Japanese Translation with Similar Group Code
Introduction to the JPO-Organization
Principal Officers of JPO

 

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