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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Quick video overview of the FIT/Japan IP Global

This video shows you our brief history, objectives and some of many success stories.

(Photos: WIPO/Business and Intellectual Property Authority//Mr. Kenji Aoyagi. Manga author: Ms. Emiko Iwasaki)

GII 2022

WIPO Japan Office Organized an International Symposium

WIPO Japan Office has organized an international symposium on Youth on 29 November 2022.

The event was attended by the total of 273 participants from about 20 countries

WIPO events in Japan

Other IP events

WIPO services

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.

Our Japanese providers:

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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Films on Asian innovators

In cooperation with the Japan Funds-in-Trust, 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.

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WIPO manga

The Honmono (Genuine Goods) manga is the result of a 2010 national competition, in cooperation with the Japan Patent Office and Kadokawa Group Publishing, to explain the importance of trademarks and the dangers of counterfeit goods.

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WIPO Awards

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