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JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program

November 20, 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 Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program under the WIPO/Japan Funds-in-Trust, conducted from November 9 to 20 this year, was held in corporation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) by utilizing the “WIPO Funds-in-Trust/JAPAN” that is supported by voluntary contributions that the Japanese government has been providing to the WIPO. This training course was designed for patent, design and trademark examiners of IP offices in the developing countries.

In the Course, thirty trainees were divided into three groups, namely “patents,” “designs,” and trademarks,” according to their respective areas of expertise. They conducted case studies in the field of substantive examinations, and received on-the-job (OJT) training from senior examiners at the JPO.

Trainees were able to not only improve their capabilities to conduct fast and accurate examinations, but also given a chance to deepen their friendship among the trainees as well as people working in the field of intellectual property in Japan. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries.

Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on IP Examination – Advanced Program
Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Examination – Advanced Program

OJT training in the examination office
OJT training in the examination office

Visiting the patent law firm
Visiting the patent law firm

Learning through case studies
Learning through case studies

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for fiscal year 2015, please refer to the following URLs: http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269

[Last updated 26 November 2015]