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Quality Management Manual for Design Examination

The JPO releases its “Quality Management Manual for Design Examination” (the “Quality Manual”).

This Quality Manual is designed to document the quality management system for design examination that consists of quality management and its implementation system in line with the fundamental principles stipulated by the Quality Policy released in August 2014.

The JPO published the first edition in December 2014, and the contents are updated when the JPO implements new initiative related to the quality management of design examination.

The JPO is dedicated to maintain and improve the quality of design examination in accordance with the quality management based on the Quality Policy and the Quality Manual.

Contents of the Quality Manual

  1. Outline of Quality Management System (QMS)
  2. Measures in Design Division and Design Examination Divisions
  3. Cooperation with External Persons Concerned
  4. International Measures on Examination Quality

* When any ambiguity of interpretation is found in this translation, the Japanese text shall prevail.

This Quality Manual is updated when the JPO implements new initiative related to the quality management of design examination.

[Last updated 27 July 2016]

Contact

Design Division
Patent and Design Examination Department
Japan Patent Office

TEL:+81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 2907)

E-mail:PA1520@jpo.go.jp

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