Patent System in Japan

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) began accepting applications for the "Cooperative Program for Human Resource Development of Industrial Property Rights" for fiscal year 2023 on January 10, 2023.

Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, has changed the site of a long-established miso manufacturer that is part of the current "Hatcho-cho" to "Hatcho-cho" effective December 26, 2022.
As a result, the location of the relevant company reverted to "Haccho," which was the name of the place before it was renamed in the Meiji era.

On December 27, 2022, the Brazilian Industrial Property Office announced that the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) for 2023 will be capped at 800 patents.
The total number of PPH applications with Brazil, including Japan, is 700 for conventional PPH and 100 for PCT-PPH.

On December 28, 2022, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced that it will conduct a patent application technology trend survey by selecting technological themes that are expected to develop in the future, focusing on fields that are expected to create new markets and that should be promoted as national policy.

The Japan Patent Office will hold the Global IP Strategy Forum 2023 on January 27, 2023, jointly with the National Institute of Industrial Property Information and Training; INPIT.
The Global IP Strategy Forum has been held since 2015 with the aim of providing information for formulating IP strategies in conjunction with management strategies through the latest domestic and international topics on management and IP strategies amid the drastically changing environment surrounding business and intellectual property.

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