Patent System in Japan

On February 19, 2020, the JPO joined as a partner in the WIPO GREEN, a platform operated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote the use of environmental technologies.
Japan will be the first participation of the Intellectual Property Office in the Asia-Pacific region.

In a trial in which the Japan Music Copyright Association (JASRAC) had the authority to collect a royalty fee for music played in music schools, etc., the Tokyo District Court decided on February 28, 2020 The classroom operator (249 plaintiffs) has rejected the request for confirmation of the absence of the claim.

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.

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