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JPO Conducted IPR Training Course on the Practices
for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries

February 25, 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.

From February 1 to 8, and from February 18 to 25, the JPO conducted the third IPR Training Courses on the Practices for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries. This Course was designed to assist ASEAN member states that have not acceded to the Madrid Protocol in preparing for their accession, which is one of the initiatives under the ASEAN IP Rights Action Plan. This Course also aims to support ASEAN member states with utilizing the system properly after their accession to the Madrid Protocol.

The JPO staff gave on-the-job (OJT) trainings on operating practices under the Madrid system and delivered lectures on substantive examinations for territorial extension under the Madrid Protocol. These were done for the trainees from various countries to share the knowledge and experiences that the JPO has acquired for the last 15 years after Japan's accession to the Madrid Protocol. The trainees also had a discussion with patent attorneys regarding the significance of the Madrid Protocol.

The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries to prepare for their accession to the Madrid Protocol and to actively utilize the system.

Trainees of FY2015 Training Course on the Practices for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries 1
Trainees of FY2015 Training Course
on the Practices for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries 1

OJT in the examination office
Trainees of FY2015 Training Course
on the Practices for Madrid Protocol Trademark Filings for ASEAN Countries 2

OJT training by JPO staff
OJT training by JPO staff

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 8 March 2016]