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

German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV)

German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan

European Business Council (EBC) in Japan

Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan

Intellectual Property Organizations

Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
Contains descriptions of the IP basics applying in Japan.

Japanese IP High Court
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
Information on the legal system of Japan and translations of court decisions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association
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)

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

European Patent Office (EPO)

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Austrian Patent Office

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

IP-related Tools and Translations

Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL)
Online database for search of all kinds of property rights after application

Japanese Law Translation
Compilation of English translations of Japanese law texts (not in all cases up to date)

English translations of the Japanese Patent Law:… (by the WIPO)… (unofficial translation based on AE)

Advice for foreign businesses

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Information regarding taxes, social insurance costs, etc.

Japanese Ministry of Finance (MoF)
Statistics and current information

Social Insurance Agency (SIA)
Information regarding the Japanese social security system