WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) promotes WIPO's IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, as well as our 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.

Find out more: About our office | Country profile | IP resources in Japan | WIPO Publications in Japanese | WJO Publications

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Multilingual Terminology Portal

WIPO Pearl provides access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents, promoting accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages.

WJO held a seminar on WIPO’s Global IP Services to present the advantages and give practical advice on the international filing systems on May 28, 2018. (Photo: WJO) More WJO photos on Flickr.

WIPO events in Japan

Other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Japan:

WIPO services in Japan

PCT system for patents

Japan joined the PCT in 1978 and since 2003 has been the second largest user of the System. 

Madrid System for trademarks

Our 2014 report PDF, Madrid Experience Sharing report provides an overview of Japan's experience in joining and using the Madrid System.

Hague System for industrial designs

Following Japan's recent accession to the Hague Agreement, the Hague System came into force in Japan on May 13, 2015.

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 Ashiro Rindo, Cyberdyne Inc., IG Kogyo Co., Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Robo Garage Co., Ltd., Tefco Aomori Co., Ltd., Terumo Corporation and Yamanashi Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

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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 via this online marketplace.

Our Japanese partners include Fujitsu Limited, Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA), Team E-Kansai and Waseda University Environmental Research Institute.

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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 Eisai Co., Ltd. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.