Japan FIT/IP – Asia-Pacific has been supporting industrial property development in Asia-Pacific and other regions for over 30 years. We do this by financing and supporting diverse activities.
In 1987, the government of Japan, through the Japan Patent Office (JPO), made its first voluntary contribution to WIPO’s industrial property development cooperation program. Currently, Japan’s government contributes 3.8 million CHF annually.
The main objectives of Japan FIT/IP – Asia-Pacific include helping develop:
- wider and more effective use of the Premier Global IP Services (PCT, Madrid and the Hague systems);
- enhanced human resources capacities able to deal with the broad range of requirements for effective use of IP for development in developing countries, LDCs and countries with economies in transition;
- increased capacity of SMEs to successfully use IP to support innovation;
- enhanced access to, and use of, IP information by IP institutions and the public to promote innovation and creativity;
- enhanced technical and knowledge infrastructure for IP offices and other IP institutions leading to better services (cheaper, faster, higher quality) to their stakeholders;
- progress in the international policy dialogue among WIPO member states on building respect for IP;
- a responsive communications interface between WIPO, its member states and all stakeholders; and
- efficient administrative and financial support structure to enable WIPO to deliver its programs.
- IP Successes in the ASEAN Region
- The First Twenty Years of Japan FIT/IP – Asia-Pacific
- Recent meetings organized with the support of Japan FIT/IP – Asia-Pacific
An introduction to our work and highlights of some of our many success stories.