14 Sep

Japan Patent Office vows to improve examination pendency

Kazuyuki Takano, director of the trademark division at the Japan Patent Office, explains how fast-track examinations, validating private research and hiring fixed-term examiners should help to improve efficiency and strengthen the registry’s examination system in order to meet its new 2023 target for examination pendency.

Kazuyuki Takano

Director of the trademark division

Japan Patent Office

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