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FY2016 JPO/IPR Training Course on Substantive Examination of Trademark

Date Time Subject
Nov. 17
AM HIDA Orientation, Self Introductions
PM Overview of the Japanese Trademark System and Trademark Act (1)
Nov. 18
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome Addresses
10:20 - 10:50 Courtesy Call on Executive Official of the JPO
11:00 - 11:20 Visit to Appeal Court
11:30 - 11:50 Visit to INPIT
12:10-12:40 APIC Orientation
PM Overview of the Japanese Trademark System and Trademark Act (2)
Nov. 21
AM Present Status and Issues of Trademark Administration
PM Trademark Examination Guidelines 1
Nov. 22
AM Classification of Goods and Services
14:00-15:30 Trademark Examination Guidelines 2 (Non-Traditional Trademarks)
15:30-17:00 Outline of the Regionally-based Collective Trademark System (including comparision with GI protection system)
Nov 23. (Wed.) National Holiday
Nov. 24
10:00-11:30 Practical Examinaton of Trademark Applications Made in Bad Faith (including protection of well-known trademarks)
11:30-13:00 Quality Management and Administration of Trademark Examination
PM Outline of the Madrid Protocol
Nov. 25
10:00-11:30 Trademark Related IT System (Domestic and Madrid Protocol Application)
11:30-12:00 Courtesy Call on Director of Trademark Division
PM OJT (Terminal operation: Madrid Protocol)
Nov. 28
AM Country Report Presentations-participants present on self-assessment, prior trademarks, well-known trademarks, and other systems prominent in their home countries-
PM Case Study (1) "Distinctiveness"
Nov. 29
AM Case Study (2) "Judgement of Similarity"
PM Case Study (3) "Well-known Trademarks"
Nov. 30
AM What do applicants/ agents want from an Examiner?
14:00 - 15:00 Evaluation Meeting
15:20 - 16:00 Closing Ceremony


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