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WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for Judges Conducted

April 20, 2017

Under the aim of strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in order to support developing 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, and Africa and conducting training programs for them in Japan.

“WIPO/JAPAN Fund Training Course on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for Judges” conducted from April 12 to 20 was held by WIPO in cooperation with the Japan Patent Office using “WIPO/Japan-Funds-in-Trust*” which was set up based on voluntary contributions made by the government of Japan to the WIPO, and this course is a training program targeted to judges who deal with the cases of intellectual properties.

In the course, 12 judges from 5 countries attended various lectures by experts from Japan and the WIPO on the cases of infringement lawsuits concerning intellectual property rights and on the enforcement of intellectual property rights, such as handling of infringements.

Furthermore, they developed their knowledge concerning cases through holding mock trail and visiting Intellectual Property High Court. The participants are expected to play active roles after they return to their countries home.

Group photo
Group photo

Scenery at the training
Scenery at the training

※The trust funds was created based on voluntary contributions made by the Government of Japan to the WIPO, and has been utilized for various cooperative activities to help developing and emerging countries with their technical assistance and capacity building.

[Last updated 21 April 2017]