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JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on Trademarks for Myanmar

September 4, 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. The programs are designed to support the development of human resources involved with IPR systems in those countries.

From August 24 to September 3, the JPO conducted the IPR Training Course on Trademarks for Myanmar. This course was designed for candidates seeking to become trademark examiners in Myanmar, which is currently in the process of setting up its intellectual property office.

In the Course, nine trainees learned operational practices of trademark examiners based on the workflow of actual business operations in Myanmar. Also, they received on-the-job (OJT) training from senior trademark examiners at the JPO, and visited relevant departments and divisions of the JPO in the order of the workflow steps, from filing applications up to registration. In addition, by having an opportunity to visit a company, they were able to better understand the current state of intellectual property management in companies, including the strategic use of trademark rights.

The trainees, by attending the training course, enhanced their knowledge and expertise that are needed for trademark examiners. In the course, they also developed good relationships with persons in Japan involved in intellectual property. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in Myanmar.

Trainees of FY2015 Training Course on Trademarks for Myanmar
Trainees of FY2015 Training Course on Trademarks for Myanmar

Trainees visiting a Japanese company
Trainees visiting a Japanese company

Trainees hearing lecture from senior trademark examiner at the JPO
Trainees hearing lecture from senior trademark examiner at the JPO

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for fiscal year 2015, please refer to the following URL:http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/37

[Last updated 10 September 2015]