The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) promotes WIPO's 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.
The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks. Press release
The WJO organized an Inter-Regional Workshop on Patent Quality Examination Management from November 6 to 8, which included a study visit to Nara Machinery Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of powder processing equipment. More WJO photos on Flickr.
WIPO events in Japan
Other IP events
Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Japan:
In cooperation with the Funds-in-Trust Japan - Industrial Property, we produce short documentaries featuring innovators from the Asia-Pacific region. These films bring to life various success stories, including those highlighted in the IP Advantage database.
WIPO's Honmono manga is the result of a national competition that we conducted in 2010 in cooperation with the Japan Patent Office and Kadokawa Publishing. The Manga explains the importance of trademarks and the dangers of counterfeit goods.