WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) promotes WIPO systems and services such as PCT, Madrid, Hague, ADR, and global databases to Japanese users through the website, seminars, publications, and local customer service. Our activities include writing IP Advantage, advocating WIPO: GREEN and WIPO Re: Search, and cooperating with the Japanese government under Japan Funds-In-Trust in organizing training sessions and seminars for technical assistance and capacity building.

For inquiries, please contact us.

Video: Indonesian entrepreneur, Toien Bernadhie. More short films about Asian inventors.

Participants from Singapore, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka attended a Regional Colloquium on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights for Judges in Higher Courts, coordinated by the WIPO Japan Office and discussed the enforcement of IP rights from various points of view. The colloquium was supported by Japan Funds-In-Trust for Industrial Property. 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

IP Advantage database

Featuring over 200 case studies on how inventors and creators worldwide use IP to differentiate their products, gain a competitive advantage, and contribute to the development of their business and regions. We regularly update the database with new case studies.

We also have films on Asian Inventors.


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.