Zen International Patents and Trademarks

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and related ministries released the Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection.

This report summarizes countermeasures against counterfeit and pirated goods in the past year.

The points of this report are as follows:
  1. The number of consultation cases marked a record high
  2. The number of consultation on the Internet continues to be a high proportion
  3.  Among cases of counterfeit goods which countries of manufacture were identified, the number of products manufacture in China were the largest
  4. The proportion of trademark infringement is high
Number of consultations and cases where information was provided

Number of consultations and cases where information was provided (Source: METI HP)