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Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2013

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2013 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 2013 contains information extracted from the Japanese version, regarding JPO policies and statistical data.

Outline of the Annual Report 2013

The Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2013 consists of five parts. The first four parts are concerned with JPO policies. In the fifth part, statistical data is displayed.

Part 1 Current Status of Intellectual Property Rights (PDF:2,685KB)

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

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

Part 2 IP Activities in Japan and Support Measures Given by JPO (PDF:3,972KB)

Chapter 1 Current Status of Intellectual Property Activities in Japan

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

Chapter 2 Support Measures Given by JPO

  1. Support in Terms of Providing Information on Intellectual Property
  2. Support in Terms of Fees
  3. Support through Consultations
  4. Support by Experts
  5. Activities for Raising Awareness on Intellectual Property Systems
  6. Regional Support System
  7. Development of Human Resources Related to Intellectual Property

Part 3 Government Efforts in Intellectual Property Activities (PDF:3,650KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts Related to Patents

  1. Efforts to Speed-up Patent Examination
  2. Efforts to Obtain Stable Rights
  3. Efforts for International Work Sharing
  4. Initiatives to Achieve Future Patent Strategies

Chapter 2 Efforts Related to Designs

  1. Measures dealing with designs, taking into consideration globalized business activities
  2. Promotion of Utilization of Design Systems
  3. Providing Information on Designs
  4. Quality Management of Design Examinations
  5. Accelerated Examination Based on Applicants' Needs

Chapter 3 Efforts Related to Trademarks

  1. Amendment to the Examination Guidelines for Trademarks Concerning Trademarks Consisting of National and Overseas Geographical Names
  2. Efforts for Changing International Classifications based on the Nice Agreement
  3. Efforts Involving Regionally Based Collective Trademarks
  4. Quality Management of Trademark Examinations
  5. Implementation of Accelerated Examination Based on Applicant Needs

Chapter 4 Efforts Related to Trials and Appeals

  1. Efforts to Improve the Quality of Proceedings
  2. Efforts for Expeditious Proceedings

Chapter 5 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:1,423KB)

Chapter 1 Efforts Made by Japan through International Frameworks

  1. Efforts on Multilateral Meetings
  2. Efforts on International Forums
  3. Efforts on Developing Intellectual Property Systems in Developing Countries
  4. Measures to Combat Counterfeit Products
  5. Promotion of Conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Part 5 Statistics and Appendixes (PDF:1,086KB)

Statistics and Appendixes(Data file)(EXCEL:264KB)

Back Cover (PDF:223KB)

Annual Report 2013(the whole version) (PDF:11,723KB)

[Last updated 21 November 2013]


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