Japan Patent Office invites Indian IPR Practitioners for training

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The Japan Patent Office (JPO) is known for hosting training programs that are well received and respected. The JPO in co-ordination with Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIPII) and The Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA) is organizing training program for Indian IPR practitioners in Japan. One of the training programs focuses on patents, while the other focuses on trademarks.

The training program focusing on patents will be held between August 22 and September 07, 2017. JPO is inviting patent attorneys, IP lawyers, patent practitioner and persons working at Japanese enterprise to apply. The training program is designed to cover topics ranging from IPR enforcement under the TRIPs regime to License negotiation for Standard Essential Patents.

The training program focusing on trademark will be held between December 04 and December 15, 2017. JPO is inviting patent/trademark attorneys and IP lawyers involved in trademark practice, employees engaged in trademark practice in private business, and persons working at Japanese enterprise to apply. Note that you will notice discrepancy in dates when you refer to the detailed training schedule and the date initially mentioned. You may cross check with the concerned authorities before applying.

The application should be sent to the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) before May 15, 2017. The office of the CGPDTM will initially scrutinize the applications and send their priority list to JPO, who will take a final call on shortlisting of candidates. Most of the expenses, including air tickets are taken care of by the JPO.

The application form can be downloaded here and the details of the training program can be found here.

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