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Report: A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement in Japan

About the Report

This report examines Japan’s intellectual property system, outlining Japan-specific intellectual property rights, instructions for applying to Japan’s patent office, as well as the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Japan. The report also explains several important differences between Japanese and EU law concerning intellectual property rights.

Tags : IPR, Legal

About Innovation

In recent years, Japan has established initiatives centred on the advancement of innovation in response to increasing global competition and the growth of emerging countries.

Clusters

Since the early 2000s, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have been promoting the “Knowledge Cluster Initiative” and the “Industrial Cluster Project” as a means to re

R&D Centres

Japan’s reputation as an international hub for R&D has been established through heavy investment in this area, making the country a key destination for the establishment of cutting-edge R&D centres.

Tags : R&D, Innovation

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.

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