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In Case Your IPR is Infringed -What is Infringement?

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Infringement

Intellectual property right protection provides a person who performs human intellectual creative activities with the right to exclusively use such creation in a variety of areas. Goods, which are made by using the result of human intellectual creative activities without prior consent from the right holder and which ignore such rights, are called counterfeits and pirated goods. Infringement means the creation of counterfeits and pirated goods and the usage of such creation without prior consent For such infringement, the prohibition of usage and claim for damages may be sought by the right holder.

Counterfeits and Pirated Goods

Counterfeits are defined as goods that infringe patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, and trademark rights. One of the examples would be bags that bear logos that resemble the logo of a famous brand. Pirated goods are defined as goods that infringe copyrights or neighboring rights. One of the examples would be reproduction without permission of Japanese animation works that are sold overseas.

Division in Charge

Office for Intellectual Property Right Infringement and International Trade, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
Tel: +81-3-3501-1701
Fax: +81-3-3501-6588

 
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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