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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2009

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2009 has been published to provide other countries and regions with information on patent administration in Japan. The English version of the Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2009 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2009

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2009 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.

Cover (PDF:555KB)

Preface (PDF:530KB)

Table of Contents (PDF:642KB)

Part 1 Trends of Industrial Property Rights (PDF:1,561KB)

Chapter 1 Circumstances of Application and Registration and Current Status of Examination and Appeals/Trials at Home and Abroad

  1. Patent
  2. Utility Model
  3. Design
  4. Trademark
  5. Appeals and Trials

Part 2 Government Efforts in Intellectual Property Activities (PDF:3,823KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts for Overall Intellectual Property

  1. Current Status of Intellectual Property Strategies in Recent Years

Chapter 2 Efforts Related to Patents

  1. Promotion of Acceleration of Patent Examination
  2. Promotion of Quality Management of Patent Examination
  3. Efforts to Realize Patent Examinations that Meet the Needs of Applicants
  4. Promotion of International Cooperation for Patent Examination

Chapter 3 Efforts Related to Design

  1. Clarification of the Details of the Determination in Design Examinations
  2. Provision of Design-related Information
  3. Accelerated Examination for Anti-Counterfeiting Measures
  4. Amendments to Examination Standards on Design Applications

Chapter 4 Efforts Related to Trademarks

  1. Implementation of Accelerated Examination Based on Applicant Needs
  2. Efforts Related to Regionally-Based Collective Trademarks

Chapter 5 Efforts Related to Appeals and Trials

  1. Efforts to Improve the Quality of Appeal/Trial Examination
  2. Measures for Timely Trials
  3. Efforts to Reform the Structure of Appeals in the Patent System
  4. Promotion of a Paperless Appeal/Trial Environment
  5. Efforts in Line with Amendments of the Industrial Property System
  6. Strengthening of the System of Counter Duties

Part 3 Measures for Private Companies and Universities (PDF:3,232KB)

Chapter 1 Support for SMEs

  1. Comprehensive Support Measures for SMEs
  2. Regional Support Frameworks

Chapter 2 Support for Universities

  1. Current Circumstances of Intellectual Property Activities at Universities
  2. Efforts to Support the Intellectual Property Activities at Universities
  3. Efforts to Support R&D Activities at Universities

Chapter 3 Support for Patent Utilization

  1. Measures for Encouraging Patent Licensing

Chapter 4 Support for Activities through Information Technology

  1. Further Promotion of the Use of Information Technology
  2. Promotion of Provision of Industrial Property Information
  3. Patent Search Portal Site

Chapter 5 Development of Human Resources Related to Intellectual Property

  1. Enhancement of diversity of IP human resources and IP-conscious mind
  2. Development of Intellectual Property Experts

Part 4 International Trends and Efforts (PDF:2,970KB)

Chapter 1 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Patents

  1. International Trends of Patent Applications
  2. Small Group Forums on Patent Field

Chapter 2 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Designs

  1. International Trends of Applications for Design Registration
  2. Bilateral Efforts

Chapter 3 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Trademarks

  1. International Trends of Trademark Applications
  2. Bilateral Efforts
  3. International Trends and Multilateral Efforts

Chapter 4 International Efforts to Protect Intellectual Property

  1. Cooperation with Asian Countries
  2. Active Cooperation in Developing Countries
  3. Countermeasures against Counterfeiting Products

Part 5 Statistical Data (PDF:1,383KB)

Back Cover (PDF:558KB)

[Last updated 28 April 2010]


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