Patent System in Japan

On January 14, 2020, the JPO opened a “help site” on the JPO website for intellectual property managers who perform various procedures by themselves or who are the first to file applications.
Its purpose is to support the lonely intellectual property managers found in small and medium-sized businesses.

Nintendo knows that Nintendo is engaged in unfair competition against companies in Tokyo that lent character costumes of popular game character " Mario Kart '' and small carts with a mark written as " Mario Kart '' On January 29, the Intellectual Property High Court granted Nintendo's lawsuit in a trial appealing to the National Property High Court, prohibiting the use of marks and characters and ordering defendants to pay 50 million yen.

The JPO has unveiled the guidelines for recruitment of IP Strategy Designer 2020 dispatching business, which discovers outstanding research results of universities and designs IP strategy from the viewpoint of researchers.

The JPO has released a video on the Internet that shows how to identify the real thing as part of its countermeasures against copy products.
It warns you to make careful decisions when making purchases, and also touches on the precautions of each purchase method, such as physical stores and flea market apps.

On November 25, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries proceeded with a study on systems for strengthening the protection of the intellectual property value of livestock genetic resources, mainly wagyu beef. A meeting was held by experts.

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