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Home > International topics > Cooperation in Human Resource Development > Assistance to Developing Countries > JPO Cooperation in Human Resource Development > Training Programs(short) > Report on the “JPO/IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations under the Madrid System for Indonesia”

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Report on the “JPO/IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations under the Madrid System for Indonesia”

The 4th JPO/IPR Training Course on Trademark Examinations under the Madrid System for Indonesia was held from July 22 to 28.

This training course was organized with the aim of providing trainees with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the Madrid Protocol through lectures and on-the-job training programs. These programs regarded related regulations and examination and formality verification in IP practice, and thereby assisting Indonesia's accession to the Madrid Protocol. A total of ten persons from Indonesian IP Office personnel engaged in the affairs related to the Madrid Protocol, all of who were trademark examiners, participated in the training.

After hearing an introductory lecture on the outline of the Madrid Protocol held on the first day of the course, the trainees attended lectures focusing on Japan's trademark examination guidelines. This was to learn the Japanese trademark system and its operation, which they should know about if they were to implement the Madrid Protocol. On the third and fourth days, they received on-the-job training to learn practice under the Madrid Protocol, including the examination procedure, the duties of the Office of Origin and of the Office of a Designated Contracting Party, and the registration procedure. This training course, consisting of lectures and practical training at the JPO, was well received by the trainees who felt that "the training was very helpful to understand the Madrid Protocol because the JPO explained very well what we are supposed to memorize and what we are supposed to experience"

The lectures were held in Indonesian language, enabling the trainees to understand the contents well and encouraging them to actively speak in both the Q&A and free discussion sessions.

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Preparing for the Madrid Protocol by the end of this fiscal year, Indonesia is currently having a related bill deliberated at the parliament. The trainees have been preparing in various ways so that they can start implementing examination under the Madrid Protocol in their country as soon as possible. With a high level of knowledge and awareness of the Madrid Protocol, they were very attentive in all lectures and asked many questions on specific issues that they should make clear before the accession. The lecturers also praised the trainees, saying, "As they asked a lot of practical questions, not only the trainees but also the teachers had to be concentrated in teaching them."

scenery at the training

scenery at the training

At the evaluation meeting held on the last day, we heard a comment from a trainee, describing the training as helpful for learning a great deal about how the JPO carries out the duties of the Office of Origin and of the Office of a Designated Contracting Party under the Madrid Protocol. Another trainee expressed a deep interest in Japan’s experience suggesting that, if there is a next time, we should take more time to tell stories about how the JPO coped with various challenges when Japan acceded to the Madrid Protocol.

We hope that the trainees will play a leading part in the process of their country's accession to and implementation of the Madrid Protocol, making a good use of the knowledge and experience they acquired in this training.

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