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Release of Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection (2014)

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and related ministries (the Cabinet Secretariat, National Police Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Consumer Affairs Agency) compiled and released the Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection, which summarizes measures that the government has taken to combat counterfeit and pirated goods in the past year.

1. Outline of the Report

The Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection summarizes the activities of the consultation service that the Office of Intellectual Property Protection implements on behalf of the government pursuant to the Intellectual Property Strategic Program (adopted by the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters). Its purpose is to provide relevant information primarily for Japanese industries.

Since 2006, the report has been prepared by METI, which operates the Office of Intellectual Property Protection, in cooperation with related ministries (the Cabinet Secretariat, National Police Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Consumer Affairs Agency). The ninth report has just been issued.

The 2014 Annual Report highlights several points, including the following facts: [i] the number of consultation cases has marked a record high, and [ii] the number of companies that report damage due to counterfeit products continues to increase not only in China but also in the ASEAN region, increasing caution towards the ASEAN region.

2. Configuration of the Report

The report is composed of two sections: the main text is the Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection, and the Appendix consists of the Current Situations of Counterfeits and Pirated Goods.

References

Points of the 2014 Annual Report (PDF:1MB) PDF File(updated on July 7, 2014)

Full text of the 2014 Annual Report (PDF:8,712KB) PDF File,(ZIP:8,231KB)other_file (in Japanese)

Release Date

June 25, 2014

Division in Charge

Office for Intellectual Property Right Infringement, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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