WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) was established in Tokyo in 2006.  We promote WIPO services in Japan and provide Japanese information about the Organization. We also undertake research, outreach and capacity building activities in coordination with WIPO’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.

Indonesian businesswoman Helianti Hilman uses a strong trademark strategy to help promote her “Javara” brand of Indonesian food biodiversity products in overseas markets. More short films about Asian inventors.

Graduates of IP LL.M programs from WIPO partner institutions participate in short-term fellowships at major IP firms in Tokyo to gain practical experience and skills into the real world of IP.

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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. 

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


Users can conduct searches in this free collection of over 45 million patent documents -  including international patent applications submitted under the PCT  and Japan's national patent collection -  in Japanese, English and nine other languages.

  • Overview of the PATENTSCOPE Search System (Japanese) PPT, Overview of the PATENTSCOPE Search System (Japanese)


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.

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.