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Joint Statement on collaboration on Patent Examination
Signed by Japan and Brazil

October 7, 2016

The 10th Meeting of the Japan-Brazil Joint Committee on Promoting Trade, Investment, and Industrial Cooperation*1 was held on October 6, 2016 at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) in Japan. Mr. Hirofumi Katase, Vice-Minister for International Affairs of the METI and Mr. Fernando Furlan, executive secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services of Brazil (MDIC) singed the joint statement on collaboration on patent examination in the field of intellectual property that is one of the major pillars for strengthening the bilateral economic relations between Japan and Brazil.

This joint statement aims that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) as the leading agencies will initiate the consideration process at the working level regarding the work sharing of patent examination results between Japan and Brazil.

The JPO will actively engage in discussions in the working group that will be newly created under this joint statement, aiming to realize the Japan-Brazil Patent Persecution Highway (PPH)*2 program.

(photo) The Meeting of the Japan-Brazil 
Joint Committee on Promoting Trade and Investment
The Meeting of the Japan-Brazil
Joint Committee on Promoting Trade and Investment

(photo) Vice-Minister Katase and Executive secretary Furlan signing on the joint statement
Vice-Minister Katase and Executive secretary Furlan
signing on the joint statement

  • *1 The meeting in which high-level officials from both the public and private sectors jointly discuss issues such as improving the trading and investment environment and promoting industrial cooperation between Japan and Brazil.
  • *2 The framework in which the application that was regarded as patentable by the Office of Frist Filing (OFF) will be subject to accelerated examination, upon the request of the applicant, in the Office of Second Filing (OSF) that entered into such agreement with the OFF through simple procedures.

[Last updated 12 October 2016]