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JPO Conducted IPR Workshop
on Establishing an IP Office in Myanmar

September 1, 2016

In order to support developing and emerging countries with the development of human resources who engage in the industrial property rights system, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been inviting trainees from developing and emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Africa, and other regions, and conducting training programs for them in Japan.

From August 25 to September 1, the JPO conducted the IPR Workshop on Establishing an IP Office in Myanmar, targeting at officials of the IP Section under the Ministry of Education, in order to provide support for them to establish an intellectual property office in Myanmar. The objectives of this Workshop are to identify various issues that needs to be addressed in the process toward the establishment of the intellectual property office in Myanmar, and to share JPO’s know-hows and experiences regarding the organization of the IP office, operational management, human resource development, etc.

In the Workshop, a total of 10 trainees attended the lectures on the workflow of main operations at IP offices, from accepting applications up to conducting registrations. They also learned about the Japanese system, so as to share the useful knowledge and experiences in terms of ensuring efficient and effective organization, budget management, and human resources development. In addition, they actively exchanged opinions with JPO staff and external experts.

The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will contribute to Myanmar’s considering on the organization structurer, operational management and human resource development of its newly-to-be-established IP office, and will play important and active roles in Myanmar.

Trainees of FY2016 IPR Workshop on Establishing an IP Office in Myanmar
Trainees of FY2016 IPR Workshop
on Establishing an IP Office in Myanmar

Trainees at the workshop
Trainees at the workshop

[Last updated 6 September 2016]