22-04-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

Webinar 10: Intellectual Property Protection in Japan

How to utilize Japanese Intellectual Property System from abroad?

Nowadays, we have very complex technologies and intellectual property issues cause a number of problems which have attracted much interest in society.

Japan is signatory to most of the international treaties regarding intellectual property rights.  Therefore, to the extent that the international treaties are relevant, general schemes for protection and prosecution of intellectual property rights under the intellectual property laws of Japan are similar to those of other signatory countries.

Unfair Competition Prevention Law

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (UCPL) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition.

IPR System in Japan

According to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) definition, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are the rights given to a person over their creations. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.

Visa & Status of Residence

This section will provide you with all the necessary information about visas and residency in Japan. An explanation of procedures, necessary documentation, requirements and permitted activities can be found in detail below.


When foreigners establish sole proprietorships and corporations in Japan, public insurance is required for their dependents, and employees. Be sure to be acquainted with the Japanese system: who has to be covered, what are the procedures, etc.


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