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JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers

October 23, 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.

The IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers, which has been conducted from October 15 to 23 this year, is designed mainly for patent attorneys, lawyers specializing in intellectual property, judges and prosecutors.

Twenty-eight trainees attended the Course and learned the outline of the intellectual property rights system as the common subject. Also, they learned the act of exercising rights, licensing, as well as the role and current status of Intellectual Property High Court. In addition, they made presentation of court cases of their own countries and discussed on them. For special subjects, they chose either a patent course or a trademark course, and they learned appeals/trials cases and infringement cases as well as examination standards, and other related topics. Through a three-week training course, the trainees could not only enhance their expert knowledge as legal profession but also deepen their friendship with other trainees. Furthermore, they could build a good relationship with people working in the IP field in Japan through visits to Intellectual Property High Court, a company and a patent law firm. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their respective countries.

Trainees of FY2015 IPR Training Course
for IP Protection Lawyers
Trainees of FY2015 IPR Training Course
for IP Protection Lawyers

Trainees visiting a company
Trainees visiting a company

Trainees in the classroom
Trainees in the classroom

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/269

[Last updated 28 October 2015]