Japanese Legal Resources

Get public access to IP Gazettes of the JPO free of charge online. Find Patent Abstracts of Japan (PAJ) by keywords, publication numbers, or other search criteria.
The aim of industrial property (IP) system (general term for patent, utility model, design, and trademark systems) is to contribute to the nation’s industrial development through adequate protection and effective utilization of inventions and other forms of intellectual creations. To help promote science and technology, the IP system is expected to play an increasingly important role in Japan in the 21st century.