Zen International Patents and Trademarks

Japanese poeple become to pay more attention to the trademark rights after contravarsial issue that the logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games designed by Mr. Sano was allaged to be plagiarised, occured.

According to the news on 21st July 2017, Iwate prefectural university decided to stop to use it’s abbreviated name “IPU”, since incorporated school of Soshi Gakuen claimed trademark infringement.
Soshi Gakuen is one of educational institutions and the owner of trademark “IPU”.

This is a rare case that an educational institution claims based on trademark rights to a university, but such cases may often happen in the future.