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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2004

January 2005
Japan Patent Office (JPO)

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2004 has been published to providing those in other countries/regions with information on patent administration in Japan. The Annual Report 2004 English version contains information about the JPO policies and basic statistical data extracted from the Japanese version.

Outline of the Annual Report 2004

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2004 consists of six parts. The Part from 1 to 5 of this report explains the JPO's policies. The Part6 deal with statistical data.
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Annual Report 2004



Table of Contents(PDF:23KB)

Part 1 Recent Activities in the Patent Administration(PDF:74KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts at the JPO

  • [1]"Patent Law Amendment Reducing Patent Pendency" in 2004
  • [2]Intellectual Property Policy Committee of Industrial Structure Council
  • [3]Meetings between Company and JPO

Chapter 2 Efforts in the Entire Government

  • [1]Activities of Intellectual Property Strategy (implementing the "IP Strategic Program")
  • [2]Review by Task Forces in the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters
  • [3]Achievements of the "Strategic Program"
  • [4]The "IP Strategic Program 2004" and Schedule

Part 2 Examinations and Trials in the Age of Intellectual Creation(PDF:230KB)

Chapter 1 Examinations

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

Chapter 2 Appeals and Trials

  • [1]Current Conditions of Trials
  • [2]Status of Appeals for Suits against Trial Decision

Part 3 Status of Intellectual Property Activities in Japan(PDF:77KB)

Chapter 1 Intellectual Property Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness

  • [1]Intellectual Property Activities Shown in Statistics

Part 4 The JPO's Efforts to Become the Intellectual Property Based Nation(PDF:397KB)

Chapter 1 Support for Activities at Universities etc.

  • [1]Necessity for Intellectual Property Activities
  • [2]Measures to Support Intellectual Property Activities at Universities and Public Research Institutes

Chapter 2 Support for Small and Medium 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 4 Development of Awareness of Intellectual Property and Education of Experts

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

Part 5 International Trend and Issues on Intellectual Property System(PDF:99KB)

Chapter 1 International Trend and Issues on Industrial Property System

  • [1]International Trend and Issues on the Patent System
  • [2]International Trends and Issues on the Trademark System
  • [3]Trilateral Cooperation

Chapter 2 Cooperation with Developing Countries and Measures Against Counterfeits

  • [1]Cooperation with Asian Countries
  • [2]Developing Nation Cooperation
  • [3]Measures Against Counterfeits

Part 6 Statistical Data(PDF:160KB)

Back Cover(PDF:95KB)

[Last updated 17 January 2005]


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