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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2012

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2012 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 2012 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2012

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2012 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.

Cover (PDF:471KB)

Preface (PDF:87KB)

Table of Contents (PDF:39KB)

Feature Issue Efforts for Recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake (PDF:93KB)

Acronyms (PDF:32KB)

Part 1 Status Quo of Industrial Property Rights (PDF:1,802KB)

Chapter 1 Current Status of Applications, Registrations, Examinations, Appeals, and Trials in and outside Japan

  1. Patents
  2. Utility Models
  3. Designs
  4. Trademarks
  5. Appeals and Trials

Part 2 IP Activities in and Support Measures for Private Companies and Universities (PDF:2,954KB)

Chapter 1 Current Status of Intellectual Property Activities in Japan

  1. Intellectual Property Activities in Companies
  2. Intellectual Property Activities in Universities

Chapter 2 Measures for Supporting Private Companies and Universities

  1. Support for SMEs and Universities
  2. Development of IP Human Resources Related to Intellectual Property

Part 3 Government Efforts in Intellectual Property Activities (PDF:2,854KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts Undertaken for Intellectual Property

  1. Current Status of Intellectual Property Strategies in Recent Years
  2. Provision of Useful Information to Formulate Intellectual Property Strategies

Chapter 2 Efforts Related to Patents

  1. Efforts for Speed Up Patent Examination
  2. Efforts to Obtain Stable Rights
  3. Efforts for International Work Sharing
  4. Reviewing the Patent Systems
  5. Initiatives to Achieve Future Patent Strategies

Chapter 3 Efforts Related to Designs

  1. Efforts for Accessing to the International Agreements concerning Design
  2. Reviewing the Design Systems
  3. Provision of Design-related Information
  4. Accelerated Examination Based on Applicants’ Needs

Chapter 4 Efforts Related to Trademarks

  1. Reviewing the Trademark Systems
  2. Implementation of Accelerated Examination Based on Applicant Needs
  3. Efforts Involving Regionally Based Collective Trademarks

Chapter 5 Efforts Related to Appeals and Trials

  1. Efforts to Improve the Quality of Proceedings
  2. Efforts for Expeditious Proceedings
  3. Efforts for Utilizing and Operating a Highly Efficient System
  4. Reviewing the Appeals/Trial Systems and Related Systems

Chapter 6 Efforts to Enhance the Use of Information Technology

  1. Efforts to Enhance the Use of IT by the JPO
  2. Efforts Involving Global Computerization

Part 4 International Status Quo and Efforts Made by Japan (PDF:1,823KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts Made by Japan

  1. Efforts Relating to Patents
  2. Efforts Relating to Designs
  3. Efforts Relating to Trademarks
  4. Efforts Relating to International Forums
  5. Efforts for Developing Intellectual Property Systems in Developing Countries
  6. Countermeasures against Counterfeit Products
  7. Promotion of Conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Part 5 Statistics and Appendixes (PDF:1,047KB)

Statistics and Appendixes(Data file) (EXCEL:243KB)

Back Cover (PDF:460KB)

Annual Report 2012(the whole version) (PDF:10,656KB)

[Last updated 9 October 2012]


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