Factsheet: EPA & Intellectual Property Rights

About the Factsheet

The aim of this Factsheet is to explain to European companies how they can leverage the EPA to their advantage when interested in approaching the Japanese market. This factsheet focuses on the main IPR topics included in Chapter 14 of the Agreement and covering a number of specific points, such as Copyright, Trademarks, Patents extension or Trade Secrets. It then analyses the provisions of the EPA, and the important changes coming after the entry into force of the agreement. Finally, the facsheet comments the challenges possibly faced by SMEs. To read the Factsheet, please click here

Webinar Deliverables: 

A Webinar was organised on this topic. Please click here to get access to the recorded session. If you would like to access our guest speaker PowerPoint slides, please click here.

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on Meat products, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684. The list of EU and Japanese GIs, protected under the Agreement is in Annex 14-B.