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Terms of Use

All of the teaching materials (hereinafter referred to as the Main Teaching Materials) offered in the E-learning of IPR (hereinafter referred to as the Main Contents) are prepared based on the Japan Patent Office's Cooperation in Human Resource Development Program.

Users of the Main Contents must abide by the Terms of Use listed below.

1. Regarding treatment of intellectual property rights.

Treatment and use of the intellectual property rights of all provided Main Teaching Materials, information, software, and the like (hereinafter referred to as Information and Such) is as follows:

  1. Regarding the Information and Such of the Main Teaching Materials, the moral rights, copyrights and other intellectual property rights (hereinafter referred to as Intellectual Property Rights) are the property of the Japan Patent Office or the original source which provided the materials to the Japan Patent Office (hereinafter referred to as the Japan Patent Office and Others).
  2. The User will not engage in any act of infringement of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Information and Such owned by the Japan Patent Office and Others, nor will the User reproduce or use any of the provided Information and Such (in part or in full), except where provided for by law, without prior consent of the right holder.
  3. The Intellectual Property Rights of The Main Teaching Materials are not intended for commercial use, and are to be used for the purpose of learning only.
  4. If you would like to use the above mentioned materials for use other than that described above, please contact APIC directly by clicking on the "Contact US" button on the Main Contents Top Page.

2. Disclaimer

  1. All Content of the Main Teaching Materials may be subject to change in title or content, or to deletion, without prior notice. Changes in the navigation, etc. of the Main Contents may also be applied without prior notice.

    The Japan Patent Office takes no responsibility for problems arising from alterations or deletions made to the Main Contents, etc., or changes made in the navigation, etc. of the same, nor for any other consequences or damages incurred by the user.

  2. The Japan Patent Office takes no responsibility for damages incurred by the user due to the unavoidable suspension of the provision of the Main Content for maintenance, or due to fire, power failure, other natural disaster, computer virus or third-party obstruction, etc.

  3. Although we have taken great care in the preparation of the Main Teaching Materials, we take no responsibility for the concurrence, integrity, accuracy, usefulness, security, etc., of the contents of these materials.

    Similarly, the Japan Patent Office takes no responsibility for the results of any actions taken by the User based on the User's interpretation or judgment of the contents of the Main Teaching Materials.

  4. The validity, interpretation and execution of these Terms of Use shall be governed by the Laws of Japan.