Patent System in Japan

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.

From December 1, 2019, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Brazilian Industrial Property Office (INPI) will conduct a two-year trial of the PPH that removes restrictions on the technical field.

At the 3rd Japan-India Intellectual Property Evaluation Meeting, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India signed the agreement document regarding the start of the Japan-India Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) trial.

From October 1, 2019, a new mediation procedure called “Intellectual Property Mediation” has started in relation to disputes over intellectual property rights.

“Intellectual Property Mediation” is a mediation committee consisting of judges, lawyers and patent attorneys based on documents submitted by a certain date regarding disputes over intellectual property rights that have arisen in the course of business. This is a judicial service that provides a third dispute resolution tool that has characteristics not found in lawsuits and provisional dispositions. 

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