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JPO Conducted Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN

December 22, 2014

The JPO recently conducted another of its IPR Training Courses, this time conducting a training program called the Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights under the WIPO Funds-in-Trust /JAPAN. The course was conducted by the JPO from Monday, December 1st to Friday, December 12th, 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. It was a new, advanced training program specifically designed for judges and prosecutors who are in charge of intellectual property cases, in order to enhance their law-enforcement capabilities in the field of intellectual property.

For the course, the JPO invited a variety of experts as lecturers, including officials of Japan’s enforcement agencies such as the National Police Agency (NPA) and the Custom Authorities, judges at the Intellectual Property High Court (IPHC), officials of the WIPO, a university professor from South Africa, and a chief judge for the Regional Trial Court of the Philippines. In the course, they delivered lectures on topics such as disposal and destruction of infringing goods, the cooperation of the right holders in IP enforcement, ways to respond to intellectual property rights infringements, negative impacts caused by infringements, and the importance of protecting intellectual property.

The 24 trainees, who were invited from countries in Asia and Africa and attended the course that lasted for two weeks, enhanced their specialized enforcement capabilities. 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 intellectual property after they return to their countries.

courtesy call on DG Donoue at the JPO

visit to the Intellectual Property High Court
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 22 December 2014]