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: