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The complementary Japan Intellectual Property Association has played an inestimable role in the process of Japan's development from "building a country through science and technology" to "building a country through scientific and technological innovation" and once again to "building a country through intellectual property". Among them, two famous associations in the field of intellectual property, namely the Japan Invention Association and the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), are particularly noteworthy. Both have clear positioning and perform their respective duties, and have extended their tentacles directly to foreign government departments

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first, the Japan Invention Association ()

the Japan invention association was founded in 1904 and has a history of more than 100 years. Headquartered in Tokyo, it has branches in 47 regions of Japan. At present, the association has 10000 members and an annual budget of 10 billion yen. The Japan Invention Association is funded by the Japanese government. Its function is to popularize and publicize patent knowledge, cultivate innovation ability, and provide services to small and medium-sized enterprises. It can be divided into six parts, among which, "innovation starts with dolls" is one of its main tasks for a long time:

1. Hold various invention commendation meetings and exhibitions

2. The development and cultivation of teenagers' creative ability

in 1974, when the invention association was founded for its 70th anniversary, the "young girls' invention club" was established with the purpose of cultivating children's creative ability. So far, a total of 140 "young girls' invention clubs" have been established in 47 regions, and about 100000 children (primary and secondary school students) participate in various activities of invention exhibitions and invention camps every year. In addition, the association also sends outstanding young children to bring their works abroad for exhibition every year, which can not only make Japanese schoolchildren further understand the relevant science and technology, art, culture, history and lifestyle of international teenagers, but also enhance the mutual understanding of the younger generation. This fully reflects that in order to face the rapid and sustainable growth of the industrial knowledge economy and enhance the competitiveness of science and technology, Japan regards the cultivation of the creativity of a new generation of teenagers as the most important key, and regards the young girls' invention club as the cradle of teenagers' creativity, which is quite distinctive

3. Popularization of patent system and flexible use of patent information

including the consultation of inventions, the issuance and popularization of patent bulletins, and various refresher courses on the industrial property system

4. International exchanges and cooperation

the inventors' Association accepts advanced students from overseas and conducts paid investigations and consultations on foreign intellectual property systems

5. Local revitalization

help small and medium-sized enterprises in production and operation from the perspective of patents and other industrial property rights, and make technical evaluation on patents and other information, such as patent novelty search

6. Investigation and research

specific tasks include the investigation and research of industrial property rights, and making it into various intuitive industrial analysis reports with patent maps to support the research and development of small and medium-sized enterprises and universities. From 2001 to 2003 alone, the association completed 67 projects. Other tasks include the production and operation of the International Intellectual Property Protection Forum and its pages

II. Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) ()

if the Japan Invention Association is more oriented to the public, small and medium-sized enterprises, and grassroots, and carries out various cultivation and popularization work, then the Japan Intellectual Property Association (hereinafter referred to as JIPA) is positioned at a higher level: frequent mountain fires in North America, from the perspective of enterprises, affect national legislation and decision-making in intellectual property, Improve Japan's world voice in the field of intellectual property rights and safeguard the intellectual property rights of Japanese enterprises on a global scale

Founded in 1938, JIPA is the largest intellectual property applicant and obligee group in the world. The total budget of JIPA is 600-700 million yen, and all the income comes from the annual fee paid by members. The membership fee is 100000 yen, and the annual fee in the future is 250000 yen. JIPA members are divided into formal members and sponsored members. The formal members are Japanese companies with legal personality, while the sponsored members can be investigation companies, patent agencies or foreign companies. By 2004, there were 856 full members, including 43% of chemical enterprises, 31% of electrical equipment enterprises, 21% of metal machinery enterprises, and 5% of civil engineering and trade enterprises. JIPA is proud that almost all large Japanese enterprises are full members of JIPA. The management of JIPA basically comes from the Intellectual Property Department of formal member enterprises. Some are retired senior managers, and some are in-service personnel. In general, the on-the-job personnel work in JIPA for two years and return to the original enterprise after the end

The first article of the articles of association of JIPA is clear at the beginning: the purpose of the association is to strive to correctly apply and improve various systems related to intellectual property rights and contribute to the operation, technological progress and industrial development of its members. Therefore, JIPA focuses on the common problems of enterprises in intellectual property. The impact of the existing intellectual property system on industrial development is not only faced with the functional departments of the Japanese government, but also with foreign intellectual property related management institutions. See the attached table for details:

Table: some suggestions of JIPA to the government in recent years

Suggestions Submitted by the Department on the provisions of 35 service inventions submitted to the Ministry of industry and other suggestions on the opinions of the judicial system reform review meeting submitted to the preparatory group for the promotion of judicial system reform of the cabinet office and other comments on the report of the Legal Subcommittee submitted to the intellectual property policy group of the industrial structure review meeting on the countermeasures against counterfeit goods submitted to all China Opinions of the level-1 regulatory authority on counterfeit goods on the preparatory draft of the Hague treaty submitted to the Ministry of justice on the issue of patent authorization for bioscience inventions submitted to the requirements of the head of the national patent office of Japan, the United States and Europe on the obstacles in the application of IT technology submitted to the Industrial Structure Review Committee on the amendment of the U.S. patent law submitted to the U.S. patent and trademark director's opinion on the validity period of patents in Canada submitted to the Canadian Prime Minister other comments Submitted to the Department of culture and the Ministry of economy, trade and industry

when member enterprises encounter infringement and need to safeguard their own intellectual property rights, JIPA plays a unique role by using high-end epoxy resin Araldite to carry out an 18 month research project to communicate with foreign governments and/or relevant management levels and exert influence. The following are a series of countermeasures against counterfeit goods carried out by JIPA in 2002:

organize the Asian counterfeit goods countermeasures project team to put forward suggestions for improving the legal system and its application of various countries (included in the above iippf proposal and the emergency proposal for the automatic switching of wto/trips agreement and decree comments between control loops on China and Taiwan, China)

2002.7 send delegations to South Korea and Taiwan, China (including the requirements on Countermeasures against counterfeit products)

in September 2002, send a delegation to Europe and the United States (-- Research on Countermeasures against counterfeit goods civil association)

in December 2002, send a delegation to Southeast Asia - including the requirements on Countermeasures against counterfeit products

Send a delegation to China - put forward the requirements on Countermeasures against counterfeit products (in November 2001, visited the regulatory authorities in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (a total of 13 units), submitted a petition, Establish contact channels with these units)

cooperate with the Japanese government (raise issues for meetings with bilateral national patent authorities) and various industry associations

organizing a wide range of international exchange activities is also the focus of JIPA's work. In addition to Asian countries around Japan, the United States and Europe, important IP towns, are also areas frequently visited by JIPA. The objects of exchange include universities, patent authorities, relevant industry associations and international organizations. The way of exchange is generally to visit, meet and receive visitors, as well as to appoint lecturers, send investigation missions and other forms

Japan Invention Association and Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) are two associations with completely different positions, but their work focuses on the theme of intellectual property, so the relationship between the two associations is still very close. Several project team officers and members of the "International Intellectual Property Protection Forum" operated by the Japan Invention Association are sent by JIPA. It is also the work goal of JIPA to actively participate in and support the International Intellectual Property Protection Forum

the Japan Invention Association provides a broad public base for Japan's invention and intellectual property protection, and the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) has built a bridge between Japanese enterprises and the government on intellectual property issues. It can be said that the two associations play an important role in Japan's "intellectual property founding" strategy. (end)

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