Patent System in Japan

The JPO has published a leaflet on the "fast track examination" of trademarks in response to the fact that the first results of examination for trademarks filed after February 1, 2020 will be notified about six months after filing the application.

The JPO will hold the "Intellectual Property Miata - Traveling Patent Office" from September 8, 2020 to February 2021 in nine cities across the country.

On June 29, 2020, Kyoto University announced a policy of releasing its patents and other assets free of charge for research and development with the sole purpose of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has released the University Fact Book 2020 to introduce university initiatives for industry-academia-government collaboration to businesses.
Together with the Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the MEXT has compiled the fact book with the aim of expanding full-fledged industry-academia-government collaboration.

The Japan Patent Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) are working together to promote collaboration between R&D-based startups and business companies through joint research Model Agreements," which explains the key points to keep in mind when negotiating contracts and license agreements. The "ver 1.0" was compiled.

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