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Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets was Held

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held the Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets on July 7, 2015, and working-level representatives of the public and private sectors exchanged information about the latest methods of leaking trade secrets and measures against such attempts.

1. Outline

On July 7, 2015, METI held the First Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets(*), and heard explanations concerning the latest methods for leaking trade secrets and countermeasures against such attempts from the National Police Agency and the Public Security Intelligence Agency. METI also received reports regarding the status of utilization of the consultation desk for trade secrets from the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training as well as the latest situation concerning cybersecurity measures from the Information-technology Promotion Agency. Finally, the participants exchanged opinions.

(*) At the meeting of the Public-Private Strategic Council for Countermeasures against the Outflow of Trade Secret held in January, 2015, it was decided that the Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets would be founded as a forum for working-level staff of related ministries and industries to work closely to exchange information on the latest methods for leaking trade secrets and countermeasures against such attempts.

2. Participants

Industry:
Japan Business Federation, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Japan Intellectual Property Association, Association of Corporate Legal Departments, International Intellectual Property Protection Forum, Japan Cybercrime Control Center, Intellectual Property Lawyers Network Japan, Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, Japan Chemical Industry Association, Japan Chemical Fibers Association, Japan Machinery Federation, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc., Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Japan Iron and Steel Federation
Government:
related bureaus of METI, Secretariat of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters of the Cabinet Secretariat, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Community Safety Bureau and Security Bureau of the National Policy Agency, Public Security Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Incorporated administrative agencies:
National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training, Information-technology Promotion Agency, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

3. Future schedule

From this point forward, meetings will be hold once or twice a year to provide opportunities to exchange information, with the Japan Intellectual Property Association as the organizer and the Information-technology Promotion Agency as the secretariat, and conduct training programs for member companies participating in the Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets.

Release date

July 7, 2015

Division in Charge

Intellectual Property Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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