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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2010

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2010 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 2010 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2010

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2010 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.

Cover (PDF:177KB)

Preface (PDF:75KB)

Table of Contents (PDF:67KB)

Part 1 Trends of Industrial Property Rights (PDF:2,896KB)

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:2,416KB)

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. Efforts for Maintenance/Improvement of the Quality of Patent Examination
  3. Efforts Concerning Protection of Advanced Technology Fields
  4. Efforts to Realize Patent Examinations that Meet the Needs of Applicants
  5. 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 Applicants’ Needs
  2. Efforts Related to Regionally-Based Collective Trademarks
  3. Handling of Applications for Trademark Registration comprising/including a Name of a Historical Figure (Name of famous/well-known person who are deceased)

Chapter 5 Efforts Related to Appeals and Trials

  1. Efforts to Improve the Quality of Proceedings
  2. Efforts for Expeditious Proceedings
  3. Efforts to Reform the Structure of Appeals in the Patent System
  4. Improvement of Customer Service

Chapter 6 Efforts for the Enhanced Use of Information Technology

  1. Efforts for the enhanced use of IT by the JPO
  2. Efforts for the Global Computerization

Part 3 Measures for Private Companies and Universities (PDF:1,456KB)

Chapter 1 Support for SMEs

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

Chapte 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. Outline of Patent Licensing Promotion Project

Chapter 4 Support for Activities through Information Technology

  1. Promotion of Provision of Industrial Property Information

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:1,026KB)

Chapter 1 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Patents

  1. Patent Applications Filed with the JPO by Foreign Applicants
  2. Patent Registration by Foreign Applicants in Japan
  3. Small Group Forums on Patent Field

Chapter 2 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Designs

  1. Trends of Design Applications Filed with the JPO by Foreign Applicants
  2. Bilateral Efforts

Chapter 3 International Trends and Efforts Relating to Trademarks

  1. Applications Filed with the JPO by Foreign Applicants
  2. Trends of Applications for International Registration under the Madrid Protocol
  3. Bilateral Efforts
  4. Trilateral Trademark Cooperation

Chapter 4 International Efforts to Protect Intellectual Property

  1. Cooperation with Asian Countries
  2. Efforts for Developing Intellectual Property Systems in Developing Countries
  3. Countermeasures against Counterfeiting Products

Part 5 Statistical Data (PDF:808KB)

Back Cover (PDF:140KB)

[Last updated 16 September 2010]


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