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COUNTRY    :     JAPAN                     
CAPITAL      :     TOKYO  
LANGUAGE  :     JAPANESE

 
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The IP affairs in Japan are looked after by the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
GIs in Japan:
The term Geographical Indication is not used in Japanese Laws.  
Instead, the corresponding term “Geographical Origin” is used.
The term ‘Origin’ includes the following:
·    Names of countries
·    Famous Geographical names such as:
(a) Names of Administrative units
(b) Former names of countries
(c) Geographical names used in foreign countries
 

Laws protecting Geographical Indications:

Following are the laws protecting Geographical Indications in Japan:
(i).  Trademark Laws
(ii). Unfair Competition Prevention Act
(iii). Anti – Trust Law
(iv). Administrative control provisions
 

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