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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2003

March 2004
Japan Patent Office (JPO)

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2003 has been published to providing those in other countries/regions with information on patent administration in Japan. The Annual Report 2003 English version contains information about the JPO policies and basic statistical data extracted from the Japanese version.

Outline of the Annual Report 2003

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2003 consists of five parts. The Part from 1 to 4 of this report explains the JPO's policies. The Part5 deal with statistical data.
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Annual Report 2003



Table of Contents(PDF:28KB)

Part 1 Activities in the Patent Administration to Become an Intellectual Property Based Nation(PDF:82KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts at the JPO

  • [1]"Amended of the Patent Law" in 2003
  • [2]Intellectual Property Committee, Industrial Structure Council

Chapter 2 Efforts in the Entire Government

  • [1]Intellectual Property Policy Strategy Headquarters

Part 2 Examination and Trials in the Age of Intellectual Creation(PDF:350KB)

Chapter 1 Examination

  • [1]Patent Examination
  • [2]Design Examination
  • [3]Trademark Examination

Chapter 2 Appeals and Trials

  • [1]Current Conditions of Trials
  • [2]Status of Appeals for Suits Against Appeals and Trials Decisions

Part 3 Conditions of Intellectual Property Activities in Japan(PDF:65KB)

Chapter 1 Intellectual Property Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness

  • [1]Intellectual Property Activities Shown in Statistics

Part 4 The JPO's Efforts to Become an Intellectual Property Based Nation(PDF:513KB)

Chapter 1 Support for Activities at PROs

  • [1]Necessity for Intellectual Property Activities
  • [2]Measures to Support Intellectual Property Activities at PROs

Chapter 2 Support for Activities at Enterprises

  • [1]Support for Small and Medium Enterprises

Chapter 3 Support for Activities Through Information Technology

  • [1]Further Promotion of Information Technology
  • [2]Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL)
  • [3]Promotion of Industrial Property Information Provision
  • [ Column ]Various support activities by the Independent administrative institution, National Center for Industrial Property Information Chapter

Chapter 4 Development of Awareness of Intellectual Property and Education of Experts

  • [1]Development of Awareness
  • [2]Education of Intellectual Property Specialists

Chapter 5 International Trend and Issues on Intellectual Property System

  • [1]International Trend and Issues on Industrial Property System
  • [2]Cooperation with Developing Countries and Measures Against Counterfeits

Part 5 Statistical Data(PDF:154KB)

Back Cover(PDF:62KB)

[Last updated 17 March 2004]


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