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Information on Foreign Industrial Property Systems

International Cooperation Division

In assisting developing countries primarily in Asia and the Pacific Region to establish and improve their industrial property systems, the Japan Patent Office is fostering and conducting cooperative activities in various fields including human resource development, the digitization of patent application procedures, and the examination of applications.

As part of these cooperative activities, this site provides the texts (both in English and Japanese) of the industrial property laws and regulations in effect in various industrialized and developing countries.

We hope that the governments of developing countries use this site to refer to the legal systems of other countries in order to establish, revise, or contribute to their own industrial property laws. At the same time, we hope that those who apply for the acquisition of industrial property rights in other countries profit from the information contained in this site.

Please note that the translations of the texts and of the other information contained in this site are not official and are not always the latest. Please refer to the original texts of the laws of the countries concerned.

List of Laws and Regulations

Japanese

The laws and regulations listed here are unofficial translations of the original-language texts, and therefore are for reference purposes only. As a result, you are kindly advised to refer to the original-language versions when you need to verify or inquire about the content. Furthermore, should there be any discrepancies between the original-language versions and the translations provided here, the original-language versions shall always take precedence.

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Countries / Regions Laws and Regulations
Argentina
Australia
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Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Bhutan
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
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Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
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Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lao PDR
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Republic of South Africa
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
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Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
TREATIES
Treaties Laws and Regulations
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
Andean Community
Benelux
Budapest Treaty
Convention Establishing the WIPO
Eurasian Patent Office
European Union / European Community
European Patent Office
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Lisbon Agreement
Madrid Agreement & Protocol
Nairobi Treaty
Nice Agreement
North American Free Trade Agreement
Paris Convention
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement
Trademark Law Treaty
TRIPS Agreement
UPOV Convention
Washinton Treaty

[Last updated 8 June 2018]

Contact

Research Statistics Section,

International Cooperation Division,

Japan Patent Office

FAX:+81-3-3581-0762

E-mail:PA0842@jpo.go.jp

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