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

January 29, 2016

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 – Basic Program under the WIPO/Japan Funds-in-Trust, conducted from January 18 to 29 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 is designed for patent and trademark examiners of IP offices in the developing countries to learn basic knowledge about international treaties and intellectual property laws, as well as to enhance expertise such as examination guidelines and search skills.

In the Course, twenty-four trainees were divided into two groups, namely “patents” and trademarks,” according to their respective areas of expertise. They learned about intellectual property laws, examination guidelines, and infringement lawsuit cases along with conducting practice exercises. In addition, they had opportunities for visiting the Examination Department of the JPO, companies and law firms.

Trainees were able to not only gain useful knowledge, 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 – Basic Program
Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Examination – Basic Program

Visiting the Examination Department of the JPO
Visiting the Examination Department of the JPO

Visiting a company
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
URLs: http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269

[Last updated 2 February 2016]