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FIT/Japan Intellectual Property Global Fund introductory video launched

June 28, 2022

The FIT/Japan Global Fund for Intellectual Property is a trust fund from the Government of Japan to WIPO to assist developing and least developed countries (LDCs) to increase their knowledge of IP systems and create a domestic environment conducive to innovation and technology transfer around the world.

A video introducing the Fund has now been released. The short film shows the Fund's activities up to the present.

Since the government of Japan, through the Japan Patent Office (JPO), made its first voluntary contribution to WIPO in 1987, it contributed to more than 90 million CHF to more than 80 countries in Asia and Pacific region and African region for supporting diverse activities in the field of Intellectual Property. In 2019, Funds-in-Trust Japan Industrial Property Global was established to expand the supporting area.


The Funds-in-Trust Japan IP Global, while fully using the Japan's expertise and experiences in cooperation with developing and least developed countries in the field of IP, contributes to energizing IP ecosystems in the whole world through supporting WIPO’s activities for the following objectives:

  • To establish a world in which innovations originated in developing and least developed countries are properly protected as IP and commercialized, through establishing self-sustaining IP ecosystems in respective countries;
  • To form the Global IP network through connecting systems, people and information around IP of respective countries;
  • To broaden the roles of IP for economic growth and social vibrancy through fostering deepened understanding of IP among experts in other fields and also the general public; and
  • To contribute to the achievement of SDGs through promoting the diffusion of innovative technologies around the globe and implementing activities to solve global issues by using IP.