WIPO Japan Office

The WIPO Japan Office promotes WIPO's global IP services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, as well as its global databases, IP Advantage and multi-stakeholder initiatives, to Japanese users. We do this through the website, seminars, training, publications, and local customer service as well as other activities in conjunction with Japan Funds-In-Trust and the Japanese government.

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Due to the spread of COVID-19, we have a limited number of staff in the office and reduced office hours. For questions regarding our global IP services or for general inquiries, we can be reached from 10:00 to 17:00 JST (Mon.-Fri.). For inquires outside of these hours or if you are unable to get through, please contact us. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by our closure and greatly appreciate your kind understanding during this period.

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Show and Tell / Presentation Competition

WIPO Japan Office is launching a new presentation competition. Your task is to film a Show and Tell / presentation that tells your stories and thoughts on the Greatness of Innovation and Creativity in either English or Japanese language.  Presentation needs to take the form of Show and Tell*, covering the topic of your choosing and links to intellectual property. Looking forward to having your thoughts!

World IP Day Event

On April 25th, the WIPO Japan Office held a World IP Day (the 2023 theme of which was “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity”) event at Iino Hall, featuring a varied lineup of speakers and panelists.

WIPO events in Japan

WIPO services

PCT System for patents

Japan joined the PCT in 1978 and since 1996 has been one of the top three users of the PCT System.

Madrid System for trademarks

Our 2014 report PDF, Madrid Experience Sharing report provides an overview of Japan's experience in joining and using the Madrid System.

Japan and WIPO initiatives

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Together with our Japanese partners, we help connect seekers of new environmental solutions with Japanese providers of cutting-edge green technology and services.

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WIPO Re:Search

This public-private consortium promotes the development of new medicines in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and tuberculosis.

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Public outreach

We regularly participate in general public outreach activities to raise awareness of IP and WIPO's role and services among the Japanese public.

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WIPO Magazine

The WIPO Magazine is now available online in Japanese, providing our users with more content on IP in their local language. The Magazine provides up-to-date information on creativity and innovation in action, exploring the advantages of IP.

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IP Textbook: How to Explore Ideas

How to Explore Idea is an introductory and easy to understand guide into the Intellectual Property Rights. It illustrates how instant noodles were invented and protected in its journey into global market.

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World IP Day

April 26 is designated as World Intellectual Property Day to mark the day the convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) came into force. Information on the past memorial events held by WIPO Japan Office is available.

Event Archives

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Films on Asian innovators

In cooperation with the Japan Funds-in-Trust, we produce short documentaries featuring innovators from the Asia-Pacific region. These films bring to life various success stories, including those highlighted in the IP Advantage database.

IP Promotion Video

“Young Mr. HIRAGA, Journey to the IP master” is an IP-introductory video supervised WIPO Japan Office. It shows what IP is and roles of IP are. 

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WIPO Awards

WIPO presents awards to outstanding innovators and creators. In Japan, WIPO Awards are granted at the following ceremonies: