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WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office promotes WIPO's global IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, as well as its 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.

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Due to the spread of COVID-19, we have a limited number of staff in the office and reduced office hours. For questions regarding our global IP services or for general inquiries, we can be reached from 10:00 to 17:00 JST (Mon.-Fri.). For inquires outside of these hours or if you are unable to get through, please contact us. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our closure and greatly appreciate your kind understanding during this period.

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World Intellectual Property Day April 26, 2024

IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity

WIPO Japan Office Organized “Show and Tell Presentation Competition”

WIPO Japan Office has organized “Show and Tell Presentation Competition” on 28 September 2023. Students from primary school to university made presentations with the theme of “The Greatness of Innovation and Creativity”in the form of “Show and Tell”.

WIPO events in Japan

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PCT System for patents

Japan joined the PCT in 1978 and since 1996 has been one of the top three users of the PCT 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.

Japan and WIPO initiatives

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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.

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WIPO Re:Search

This public-private consortium promotes the development of new medicines in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis.

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Public outreach

We regularly participate in general public outreach activities to raise awareness of IP and WIPO's role and services among the Japanese public.

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WIPO Magazine

The WIPO Magazine is now available online in Japanese, providing our users with more content on IP in their local language. The Magazine provides up-to-date information on creativity and innovation in action, exploring the advantages of IP.

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IP Textbook: How to Explore Ideas

How to Explore Idea is an introductory and easy to understand guide into the Intellectual Property Rights. It illustrates how instant noodles were invented and protected in its journey into global market.

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World IP Day

April 26 is designated as World Intellectual Property Day to mark the day the convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into force. Information on the past memorial events held by WIPO Japan Office is available.

Event Archives

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Academic Articles on IP Topics in Japan

Supported by the Funds-In-Trust Japan Industrial Property Global, WIPO Japan Office publishes academic articles on IP topics in Japan.

IP Promotion Video

“Young Mr. HIRAGA, Journey to the IP master” is an IP-introductory video supervised WIPO Japan Office. It shows what IP is and roles of IP are. 

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WIPO Awards

WIPO presents awards to outstanding innovators and creators. In Japan, WIPO Awards are granted at the following ceremonies: