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.
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:
The list of EU and Japanese GIs, protected under the Agreement is in Annex 14-B.
What are the opportunities the EPA’s Human Resources Mobility provides to European professionals? Who are the affected professionals? For more information on the EPA Helpdesk please click here. The EU
This website and related activities are managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, a joint venture between the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government's Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).
This support is available for EU companies only. Please note that the validation process may take up to a couple of days and will be confirmed to you by email.
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