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JPO Conducted WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Office Management

February 23, 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 Office Management under the WIPO/Japan Funds-in-Trust, conducted from February 16 to 23 this year, is 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 consists of two parts, namely the JPO sessions and the WIPO sessions. At the JPO sessions, JPO staff gave lectures on administration and management at the IP office, such as operation management for patent examination, quality management for patent examination, human resource development scheme for patent examiners, and initiatives for IP support for SMEs and the promotion for public awareness of IP. At the WIPO sessions, WIPO staff gave lectures on, for example, “results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation, and experiences in applying RBM at the international level.”

To this Training Couse, senior management officials of the IP offices from various emerging countries were invited. Twenty-five trainees in the Course came to know that the IP offices share the common issues, and also gained the knowledge and skills to solve those issues. Furthermore, they were 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 Office Management
Trainees of FY2015 WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course
on IP Office Management

Trainees in the JPO’s VC room
Trainees in the JPO’s VC room

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 26 February 2016]