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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2007

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2007 has been published to provide other countries and regions with information on patent administration in Japan. The English version of the Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2007 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2007

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2007 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.



Table of Contents(PDF:2,624KB)

Part 1 Trends of Industrial Property Rights(PDF:5,788KB)

Chapter 1 Trends of Industrial Property Applications and Examination and Appeals/Trials in Japan

  1. Patent
  2. Utility Model
  3. Design
  4. Trademark
  5. Appeals and Trials

Part 2 Government Efforts in Intellectual Property Activities(PDF:3,580KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts for overall Intellectual Property

  1. Current Status of Intellectual Property Strategies
  2. Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2007
  3. Advanced Measures for Accelerating Reform toward Innovation Plan in Patent Examination 2007 (AMARI Plan 2007)

Chapter 2 Efforts Related to Patents

  1. Action Plan for Expeditious and Efficient Patent Examinations
  2. Specific Efforts for Patent Examination Set by the Advanced Measures for Accelerating Reform toward Innovation Plan in Patent Examination 2007 (AMARI Plan 2007)

Chapter 3 Efforts Related to Designs

  1. Clarification of the Details of the Determination in Design Examinations
  2. Provision of Design-Related Information
  3. Accelerated Examination for anti-counterfeiting measures
  4. Amendment made to the Japanese Design Classification in accordance with the Revised Design Act

Chapter 4 Efforts Related to Trademarks

  1. Implementation of Accelerated Examination Based on Applicant Needs
  2. Efforts Related to Regionally-Based Collective Trademarks
  3. Efforts Related to Trademark System for Retail and Wholesale Service

Chapter 5 Efforts Related to Appeals and Trials

  1. Efforts to Improve the Quality of Appeal/Trial Examination
  2. Efforts to Reform the Structure of Appeals and Demands for Trials
  3. Measures for Realization of Timely Trials
  4. Promotion of a Paperless Appeal/Trial Environment
  5. Efforts in Line with Amendments of the System

Chapter 6 Law Revision in 2007

  1. Revision to the Patent Attorney Act

Part 3 Measures for Private Companies and Universities(PDF:6,671KB)

Chapter 1 Support for SMEs

  1. Comprehensive Support Measures for SMEs
  2. Regional Support Frameworks

Chapter 2 Support for Universities

  1. Importance of Intellectual Property Activities at Universities
  2. Efforts to Support the Intellectual Property Activities at Universities

Chapter 3 Support for Patent Utilization

  1. Measures for Encouraging Patent Licensing
  2. Achievements of Measures for Encouraging Patent Licensing

Chapter 4 Support for Activities through Information Technology

  1. Further Promotion of the Use of Information Technology
  2. Promotion of Provision of Industrial Property Information
  3. Development of an Environment for the Usage of Patent Information and Patent Information Utilization by Companies
  4. Information Provided on the JPO Website
  5. Plan for Optimization of JPO Operations and Systems

Chapte 5 Raising Public Awareness of Intellectual Property and Development of Experts

  1. Enhancement of IP-Conscious Mind
  2. Development of Intellectual Property Experts
    Column: The National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)

Part 4 International Trends and Efforts(PDF:3,600KB)

Chapter 1 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Patents

  1. International Trends of Patent Applications
  2. Small Group Forums on Patent Field

Chapte 2 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Designs

  1. International Trends of Applications for Design Registration
  2. Examiners’ Meetings in Cooperation with Foreign Intellectual Property Offices

Chapte 3 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Trademarks

  1. International Trends of Trademark Applications
  2. Trilateral Cooperation in the Trademark Field

Chapter 4 International Efforts to Protect Intellectual Property

  1. Cooperation with Asian Countries
  2. Cooperation in Developing Countries
  3. Measures against Counterfeiting
    Column: Anti-Counterfeiting Campaigns

Part 5 Statistical Data(PDF:8,644KB)

Back Cover(PDF:315KB)

[Last updated 22 November 2007]


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