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Monday, December 18, 2006

International Standard Strategy

On December 6, 2006, Strategic Council on Intellectual Property issued a 39-page report called "International Standard Comprehensive Strategy."

It recognized the importance of the strategy for acquiring international standards, considering market globalization, the establishment of WTO/TBT (Technical Barrier to Trade), increase of patent-related international standards, and so on.

The report (available only in Japanese) is composed of five chapters, namely;
(i) change of awareness of industry;
(ii) strengthening of national level activity;
(iii) human resource development;
(iv) strengthening of partnership with Asian countries; and
(v) contribution to fair rulemaking.


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