WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) promotes WIPO's IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, as well as its global databases, IP Advantage and multi-stakeholder initiatives, to Japanese users. We do this through the website, seminars, training, publications, and local customer service as well as other activities in conjunction with Japan Funds-In-Trust and the Japanese government.

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The Global Innovation Index 2018 uses 80 indicators to provide a ranking of innovation performance of 126 economies worldwide and explores the role of innovation in the energy sector.

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The WIPO Japan Office organized the Regional Workshop on Patent Examination Quality Management from June 27 to 29, 2018.  The course was supported by Japan Funds-In-Trust for Industrial Property.  (Photo: WJO). More WJO photos on Flickr.

WIPO events in Japan

Other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Japan:

  • JTA Kansai branch Madrid e-Services Seminar (September 26, Osaka)
  • METI Kyushu: SMEs Support Measures for Overseas Business Seminar (September 6, Kagoshima)
  • JPAA Madrid Seminar (July 2, Tokyo | July 4, Nagoya | July 6, Osaka)
  • Asamura Patent Office Madrid and Hague Seminar (June 15, Tokyo)
  • JPAA Design Committee Hague Seminar (June 8, Tokyo)
  • JPAA PCT Seminar (May 23, Osaka | May 24, Nagoya | May 25, Tokyo)
  • Webinar: ePCT for Experts (May 15, Tokyo)
  • Webinar: ePCT for Beginners (May 8, Tokyo)

WIPO services in Japan

Japan and WIPO initiatives

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IP Advantage

This database features over 200 case studies on how inventors and creators worldwide use IP to gain a competitive advantage and develop their businesses.

Our Japanese case studies include:

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Together with our Japanese partners, we help connect seekers of new environmental solutions with Japanese providers of cutting-edge green technology and services.

Our Japanese partners include:

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WIPO Re:Search

The aim of this public/private sector consortium is to promote the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Our Japanese providers include:

Public outreach

We regularly participate in general public outreach activities to increase awareness about WIPO Services and activities among the Japanese public.

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Films on Asian innovators

In cooperation with the Funds-in-Trust Japan - Industrial Property, we produce short documentaries featuring innovators from the Asia-Pacific region. These films bring to life various success stories, including those highlighted in the IP Advantage database.

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Honmono manga

WIPO's Honmono manga is the result of a national competition that we conducted in 2010 in cooperation with the Japan Patent Office and Kadokawa Publishing. The Manga explains the importance of trademarks and the dangers of counterfeit goods.

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WJO Publications

In coordination with our partners, we publish research and reports focusing on Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.