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Updating histories in 2017

28 December 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - International Applications - PCT International Applications - International Searching Authority/International Preliminary Examining Authority - How to Pay Fees to ISA/JP or IPEA/JP from Outside Japan
Schedule of PCT Fees at the JPO

27 December 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks - Information about Classification of Goods and Services
Examination Guidelines for Similar Goods and Services (corresponding to the Nice Classification, 11th Edition, Version 2018)
Laws and Regulations - Other Information - Trademark
International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification)11th edition, version 2018  Alphabetical List in Japanese Translation with Similar Group Codes

22 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Managing IP

21 December 2017

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

19 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks

18 December 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (12 new decisions have been added.)

15 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted JICA Training Program: IT Training Course for DGIP
The 29th Heads Meeting between the JPO and KIPO, the 17th TRIPO Heads Meeting among the JPO, KIPO and SIPO, and Japan-Korea- China IP Symposium Held

13 December 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Managing IP

11 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Third Industrial Design 5 Forum (ID5) Annual Meeting Held
- International cooperation advancing to develop a global-level environment for protecting designs -
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examinations in Specific Technical Fields for Latin American Countries

8 December 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
縁-Enishi- (No.17 November 2017)

7 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Regional Training Course for Staff Members of IT Divisions at the IP Offices of Emerging Countries

5 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Substantive Examinations of Trademarks

4 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Exchanged Opinions with Delegates of the International Federation of IP Attorneys (FICPI)

1 December 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 6th TM5 Annual Meeting was Held
Obtaining IP Rights - International Applications - PCT International Applications - International Searching Authority/International Preliminary Examining Authority
[Important Notice] Increase in PCT Handling Fee from January 1, 2018

30 November 2017

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

28 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Deputy Commissioner gave a Keynote Speech at the UAE Intellectual Property Judicial Workshop
JPO Conducted Training Course on the Substantive Examinations of Design

27 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Deputy Commissioner Attended the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Sixteenth Session of the Council of Ministers

24 November 2017

Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines
Examination Guidelines pertinent to IoT related technologies

22 November 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examinations of Trademarks

21 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Exchanged Opinions with US Bar Liaison Council
JPO exchanged opinions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for strengthening the cooperative relationship in the field of industrial designs

20 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 24th Heads Meeting between JPO and SIPO Held
JPO exchanged opinions with SAIC

17 November 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (10 new decisions have been added.)

16 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examination Management

13 November 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents – Classification
FI Revision Information

10 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
TM5 Image Search Project Experts Meeting held

8 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property / TOKYO 2017 Held
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examinations of Designs

7 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted JICA Training Program: Study on Public Education and Awareness Rising
JPO conducted Training Course on Trademark Examinations Under the Madrid System for Cambodia
JPO Conducted Operational Patent Examination Training Program
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Patent Examination Management

2 November 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examination Practices for Thailand

1 November 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of Peru (INDECOPI)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents
US-JP Collaborative Search Pilot Program

30 October 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO had Bilateral Meetings alongside WIPO Assemblies
WIPO Regional Meeting of Intellectual Property Office Officials Responsible for the Madrid System was Held
Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials - Opposition to Grant of patent
Status of Opposition to Grant of Patent and Points to Note about Procedures

26 October 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Deputy Commissioner of SIPO Visited JPO
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

16 October 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Patent Examination Practices for Thailand

12 October 2017

Statistics/References - References - JPO Status Report - JPO Status Report 2017
JPO Status Report 2017 chart data files

5 October 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
WIPO Assemblies 2017 were Held
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management
Examination Quality Management of the JPO
- Report of the Subcommittee on Examination Quality Management(FY2016)
Obtaining IP Rights - Examination Quality Management - Examination Quality Management of the JPO - Quality Management of Patent Examination
Report on FY2016 Annual User Satisfaction Survey on Patent Examination Quality

2 October 2017

JPO Activities - Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2017

29 September 2017

Public Comments Invitation
Invitation to Contribute to Guidelines for Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (19 new decisions have been added.)

28 September 2017

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

27 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Commissioner Attended the Meeting with Attendees involved IP in the U.S.

20 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Deputy Commissioner Visited ASEAN Member States (Brunei, Singapore and Thailand) to Exchange Opinions on Intellectual Property

15 September 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(middle)
FY2017 JPO/IPR Operational Patent Examination Training Program
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI revision information

14 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
EPO Vice-President Visited the JPO
International topics
Outline of the Patent Prosecution Highway Plus (PPH Plus) program

12 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Establishing Patent Examination Guidelines for ASEAN

11 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents

7 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 1st JPO- DIPP Review Meeting Held
The 7th JPO-EUIPO Trademark Experts Meeting

5 September 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Director General, Department of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education of Myanmar visited the JPO

4 September 2017

Press Releases
The 1st JPO-DIPP Review Meeting Held( External link )
About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 7th JPO-SIPO Design Experts’ Meeting Held
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Training Programs(short)

1 September 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI Revision Information

31 August 2017

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

30 August 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (10 new decisions have been added.)

28 August 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
Bulk data

24 August 2017

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

22 August. 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Training Programs(short)

16 August. 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Follow-up Seminars

9 August 2017

International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
縁-Enishi-

8 August 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers

2 August 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Agreed on Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to Expand Cooperation with INPI of Brazil
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines
Handbook for PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination in the Japan Patent Office

1 August 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO conducted IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations Under the Madrid System for Indonesia
JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

31 July 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (8 new decisions have been added.)

28 July 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials - Opposition to the patent
Status of Opposition to Grant of Patent and Points to Note about Procedures

27 July 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 3rd JPO-SIPO Trial and Appeal Experts Meeting Held
Japan-Korea-China IP User Seminar Held
The 8th JPO-KIPO Trial and Appeal Experts Meeting Held
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations under the Madrid System for Indonesia
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

21 July 2017

Announcements - Announcements
Will the Japan Patent Office become to be wonderland!?
Kids Summer Visiting Day in 2017 will be held on 2 (Wed.) & 3 (Thur.) August!
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers

20 July 2017

Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines - Designs
Examination Guidelines for Design

12 July 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 20th Information Technology Experts (ITE) Meeting between the JPO and KIPO was held

10 July 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examinations (Basic Program)

6 July 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

4 July 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Substantive Examinations of Trademarks for Viet Nam.
JPO Conducted Training Course for IP Trainers
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course on Patent Examinations (Basic Program)
Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials
Manual for Trial and Appeal Proceedings (16th edition)

3 July 2017

Press Releases
Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between Japan and New Zealand
The Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program to be expanded( External link )
JPO Activities - Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2017

30 June 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
F-term revision information

27 June 2017

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

23 June 2017

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

21 June 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Trademarks
Notice about Examination of Trademark Applications, which Are Filed After Applications with Procedural Defects Have Been Filed

20 June 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials - International Cooperation in Trails/Appeals
Exchanged Opinions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

19 June 2017

Statistics/References - References - Other Reference Information
Information on Foreign Industrial Property Systems
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Training Programs(short)
JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Trainers
JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examinations of Trademarks for Vietnam

13 June 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
IP5 Heads Meeting was Held in Republic of Malta

2 Jun 2017

Press Releases
IP5 Offices Agree on New Vision Taking the Opportunity of the 10th Year Since the Inauguration of the IP5 Cooperation Initiative
-Results of the Tenth IP5 Heads Meeting of the JPO, USPTO, EPO, SIPO and KIPO- ( External link )

1 Jun 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Egyptian Patent Office (EGYPO)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

30 May 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)
Obtaining IP Rights-Examination Quality Management-Examination Quality Management of the JPO
Report on FY2016 Annual User Satisfaction Survey on Patent Examination Quality
JPO Activities-Examination on Patent Right and Utility Model Right
Outline of Technology Examined in 1st-4th Examination Departments

26 May 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO participated in INTA Annual Meeting
JPO Agreed on Action Plan to Expand Cooperation with the Republic of India
Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials - International Cooperation in Trails/Appeals
Exchanged Opinions with the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
Exchanged Opinions with the German Federal Patent Court

25 May 2017

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

24 May 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Joined Five Trademark Offices (TM5) Mid-Term Meeting

10 May 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials
Manual for Trial and Appeal Proceedings (16th edition)
JPO Video
Mock Oral Proceeding

9 May 2017

Press Releases
Quality of Patent Examination for Standards-Related Inventions Improved( External link )
International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Training Programs(short)
Training Programs(middle)

1 May 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

26 April 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
About JPO - History of Industrial Property Rights - World Intellectual Property Day
Celebrating World IP Day 2017
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

25 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The Japan Patent Office (The JPO) exchanged opinions with the American Intellectual Property Law Associations(AIPLA)

24 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The Japan Patent Office (The JPO) had exchange of opinions with Mr. Rader, former Chief Judge, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
FI Revision Information

21 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for Judges Conducted

19 April 2017

Press Releases
Report Compiled by the Intellectual Property System Study Group for the Fourth Industrial Revolution ( External link )

14 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Meeting of IP5 Deputy Heads was Held

13 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Members of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) visited the JPO

12 April 2017

Home - International topics - Cooperation in Human Resource Development - Assistance to Developing Countries - JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development
縁-Enishi-
Thesis Titles of Long-Term Researchers
About JPO - History of Industrial Property Rights
Invention Day

11 April 2017

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

7 April 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
The 14th Japan-Korea Trademark Expert Meeting and the 3rd Japan-Korea Trademark Examiner Exchange were held

5 April 2017

International topics
Cooperation for facilitating Patent Grant (CPG) – Guidelines for CPG with MIH of Cambodia were updated -

4 April 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

3 April 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Institute of Industrial property of Brazil (INPI)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP)
About JPO - Organization
Principal Officers of JPO
JPO Activities - Examination on Design Right
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2017

31 March 2017

Home - Obtaining IP Rights - Patents
Classification

30 March 2017

Statistics/References - References
JPO Status Report 2017
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 theTM5 ID list)

29 March 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials
Status of Opposition to Grant of Patent and Points to Note about Procedures
Statistics/References - References - Reports
Trial and Appeal Practitioner Study Group Report 2016 (Summary)

24 March 2017

JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
PPH pilot program between the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (DGIP)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form
JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (12 new decisions have been added.)
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

22 March 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JICA Counterpart Training for Indonesia: Study Visit Training for Patent Appeal Board Members
Laws and Regulations - Examination Guidelines
Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

17 March 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Agreed to Start PPH Pilot Program with INPI and INAPI
Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials - International Cooperation in Trails/Appeals
PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference Held

15 March 2017

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

10 March 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Study Group from Vietnamese IP Agencies Visited JPO
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examination Practices for Thailand

3 March 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations under the Madrid Protocol for Cambodia

1 March 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - International Applications - PCT International Applications - International Searching Authority/International Preliminary Examining Authority - How to Pay Fees to ISA/JP or IPEA/JP from Outside Japan
Schedule of PCT fees in JPO

24 February 2017

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 11th edition, version 2017 (NCL11-2017))

20 February 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (12 new decisions have been added.)

17 February 2017

Public Comments Invitation
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of Design Examination Guidelines
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

7 February 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course on Patent Examination Practices for South Africa

6 February 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
JPO Conducted Training Course On Trademark Examination Practices (Basic Program)

3 February 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
SAIC of the People's Republic of China Visited JPO

2 February 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO Visited JPO

1 February 2017

International topics - Seminars and Symposia
Symposium on Patent Litigation in Europe and Japan 2016 -Infringement and Validity Issues for Enforcement Strategy-

31 January 2017

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, 11th edition, Version 2017)

27 January 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
Director General of IPOPHL Visited JPO
Statistics/References - Statistics
Preliminary Statistical Data on Applications, Requests and Registrations

26 January 2017

JPO Activities - Trial and Appeal Examination
Decisions (13 new decisions have been added.)

25 January 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
Bulk data

20 January 2017

About JPO - Pickup News - Photo Gallery
WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on Information Technology Conducted

19 January 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Patents
Applicants can obtain high quality search reports before publication, by using search reports issued by Registered Search Organizations.

10 January 2017

Obtaining IP Rights - Appeals/Trials
User Seminar Outlining the Patent Trial and Appeal Systems

6 January 2017

About JPO - Commissioner´s Message
2017 New Year’s Message by Yoshinori Komiya, JPO Commissioner
Obtaining IP Rights - Patents - Classification
F-term revision information
JPO Activities - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Guidelines (Requirements and procedures in detail) and Request form

4 January 2017

JPO Activities - Examination on Design Right - Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2016
Design Examination Schedule in the fiscal year of 2016
Laws and Regulations-Examination Guidelines
Handbook for PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination in the Japan Patent Office

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