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JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks

July 16, 2015

Under the aim of strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs), the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been inviting trainees from developing and emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and Africa, and conducting training programs for them in Japan.

From July 2 to July 15 the JPO conducted the IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks. This course is designed for individuals working at law firms and companies in countries, mainly in the ASEAN region, who are involved with the actual work involving trademarks. The objective of the Couse is to deepen the trainees’ understanding of trademarks and to enhance their professional capabilities.

The thirty trainees who attended the Course heard lectures on the current state of Japan’s trademark-related policies, operational aspects dealing with trademark applications and international applications under the Madrid Protocol, and case studies involving trademark infringements. Also, they had discussions about differences in the trademark systems in their respective countries and conducted hands-on exercises searching trademarks by using the JPO’s new service platform called the Japan Platform for Patent Information (J-PlatPat). In addition, by taking lectures on how Japanese companies are actually dealing with trademarks and having an opportunity to visit a company, they also learned about intellectual property management of companies, including their strategic brand managements. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries.


Trainees of FY2015 Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks
Trainees of FY2015 Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks

Trainees doing hands-on searches for trademark information
Trainees doing hands-on searches for trademark information

Trainees studying about trademarks
Trainees studying about trademarks

  

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for fiscal year 2015, please refer to the followingURL.

[Last updated 31 July 2015]