Zen International Patents and Trademarks

Japanese “Regional Collective Trademark System” was introduced in 2006 for the purpose of protecting regional brands promptly and properly.  As of March 6, 2017, 601 collective trademarks have been registered.  Among them, well konwn worldwide marks such as “Kobe Beef” are included.

Japan Patent Office (JPO) has compiled and issued a booklet titled the “Regional Collective Trademarks 2017,” which includes specific examples of right owners who successfully utilize such trademarks.  You can download them here http://www.jpo.go.jp/torikumi/t_torikumi/files/tiikibrand/all.pdf.

Source: JPO Website