WIPO Japan Office Publications

IP Successes in the ASEAN Region: Case Studies

A collection of case studies, completed in 2014, highlighting how IP has been used to foster economic, social, and cultural development in Southeast Asian nations.

Japan's Experience in Joining and Using the Madrid System

Published in 2014, a research report that shares Japan’s experience of implementing the Madrid Protocol and describes in detail the pros and cons of accession to the Protocol, including lessons learned through the process by companies, representatives, and the Japanese government.

IP in Asian Countries: Studies on Infrastructure and Economic Impact

This publication contains the results of two studies. The first (2007) aimed to measure the impact of the IP system on economic growth.  The second (2009) reviewed and analyzed the most recent developments in the institutional setup and management practices of patent offices in these countries with a view to helping develop best practices.