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Erratum of JPO Status Report 2021

September 24, 2021

The following error was found in the JPO Status Report 2021 and the corrected version is shown below. We extend our sincere apologize for inconvenience. The corrected version is already available through our website.

Part1

Chapter1 Page28 Figure 1-1-22
Number of Trademark Registrations

[Error] Number of Trademark Registrations 2020, 135,314

(graph-1) [Error] Number of Trademark Registrations 2020, 135,314

[Correction] Number of Trademark Registrations 2020, 135,313

(graph-2) [Correction] Number of Trademark Registrations 2020, 135,313

Part2

Chapter1 Page58
7) Improvement of Foundation for Prior Art Searches
(ii) Initiatives Related to Improvement of Patent Classifications

[Error]

  • The JPO is in the process of further improving search index, under the principle that FI must be compliant with the latest IPC, in order to search efficiently for domestic and foreign patent documents. In FY2020, the JPO amended the FI scheme for 315 main groups, and conducted F-Term maintenance for 15 themes.

[Correction]

  • The JPO is in the process of further improving search index, under the principle that FI must be compliant with the latest IPC, in order to search efficiently for domestic and foreign patent documents. In FY2020, the JPO amended the FI scheme for 316 main groups, and conducted F-Term maintenance for 59 themes.

[Last updated 24 September 2021]

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