Links

On this page, you will find links concerning the following topics:

German and European Institutions in Japan
Intellectual Property Organizations
IP-related Tools and Translations
Advice for foreign businesses

German and European Institutions in Japan

German Embassy in Tokyo
http://www.tokyo.diplo.de/

German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV)
http://www.djjv.org/Englisch/index.html

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan
http://www.japan.ahk.de/en/

European Business Council (EBC) in Japan
http://www.ebc-jp.com/

Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan
http://www.lesj.org/contents/english/index.html

Intellectual Property Organizations

Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
http://www.jpo.go.jp/index.htm
Contains descriptions of the IP basics applying in Japan.

Japanese IP High Court
http://www.ip.courts.go.jp/eng/index.html
On this page, you will find translations of some of the decisions by the IP High Court as well as materials of speeches given during international conferences or the like concerning intellectual property.

Supreme Court of Japan
http://www.courts.go.jp/english/
Information on the legal system of Japan and translations of court decisions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association
http://www.jpaa.or.jp/english/
Offers an overview over IP in Japan and the steps during examination proceedings. Contains translations of important decisions by the IP High Court.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
https://www.aippi.org/

German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
http://www.dpma.de/english/index.html

European Patent Office (EPO)
http://www.epo.org/index_de.html

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
http://www.uspto.gov/

Austrian Patent Office
http://www.patentamt.at/

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
https://www.ige.ch/en

IP-related Tools and Translations

Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL)
http://www.ipdl.inpit.go.jp/homepg_e.ipdl
Online database for search of all kinds of property rights after application

Japanese Law Translation
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/
Compilation of English translations of Japanese law texts (not in all cases up to date)

English translations of the Japanese Patent Law:
http://www.wipo.int/clea/docs_new/… (by the WIPO)
http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/… (unofficial translation based on AE)

Advice for foreign businesses

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/setting_up/
Information regarding taxes, social insurance costs, etc.

Japanese Ministry of Finance (MoF)
http://www.mof.go.jp/english/index.htm
Statistics and current information

Social Insurance Agency (SIA)
http://www.sia.go.jp/e/index.html
Information regarding the Japanese social security system