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JPO Conducted Training Course on the Examination Practice of Industrial Property (Intermediate/Advanced Program) Under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN

December 8, 2014

The JPO recently conducted another of its JPO/IPR Training Courses, this time conducting a training course called the Examination Practices for Industrial Property (Intermediate/Advanced Program). The course was conducted at and by the JPO from Monday, November 10th to Friday, November 21st, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) through the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/Japan, a trust fund set up through voluntary contributions made by the government of Japan. This recent training course was designed for examiners who work in the fields of patents, designs, and trademarks in developing countries.

In the course, the 25 trainees, who were invited from countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, were divided into three groups, namely “patents,” “designs,” and “trademarks,” based on their respective areas of expertise. The trainees in each group conducted case studies on substantive examinations and received on-the-job (OTJ) training from senior examiners at the JPO.
The trainees, by attending the training course that lasted for two weeks, enhanced their specialized expertise and are now more able to conduct more prompt and precise examinations. In addition, they deepened their mutual friendships. In the course, they also developed good relationships with persons in Japan involved in intellectual property. The JPO looks forward to the trainee’s playing even greater and active roles in the field of IP after they return to their countries.

commemorative picture
courtesy call on Deputy Commissioner of the JPO
case study
scenery of lecture

Trainees of the JPO/IPR Training Course for FY2014

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for FY2014, please refer to the following URL. http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269( External link )

Cooperation in Human Resource Development

[Last updated 8 December 2014]