JPO IP RIGHTS TRAINING COURSE 2021

The Human Resource Management Development Division (HRMDD) and the IPOPHL Foreign Training Assessment Committee (FTAC) are pleased to announce that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) through the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIPII) and the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) has offered the following courses on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as part of their human resource development activities for fiscal 2021.


Applicants who are qualified and interested to attend are invited to secure the application forms from the Human Resource Development Division (HRDD) of Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines – 2nd Floor, Intellectual Property Center, 28 Upper McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City or download the forms in this website and submit the same on the specified dates below.


Please take note that no extension will be granted for submission of applications. Applicants are also reminded to pay careful attention to the qualification requirements needed for each course.

  APPLICATION FORM  

A. JPO/IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks [Online]

Duration:

  • Online: September 3 – October 21, 2021
  • Total lecture time: 90 hours
  • Application Deadline: June 16, 2021

Objective: To deepen one’s knowledge on intellectual property in general, as well as to deepen one’s understanding of and enhance one’s professional capabilities on trademark practices, by hearing lectures and holding discussions on the trademark system, trademark examination standards of the Madrid System, and the use of trademark information.

Specific Requirement(s) for This Course:

Candidates have to be professionals working in one of the following positions:

  1. Patent/trademark attorneys and IP lawyers in the private sector who are involved in trademark practices; OR
  2. Employees engaged in trademark practices in the private sector.

*Persons working at Japanese enterprises are eligible for this program.

General Requirements (Applicants must meet all of the following requirements):

Candidates must:

  1. be nominated by the IP Office in their countries.
  2. be engaged in the field of IPR.
  3. be university graduates and/or have equivalent professional experience.
  4. be physically and mentally prepared to undergo an intensive training course.
  5. be persons who are not full-time students or armed forces personnel.
  6. continue working in the same field after completing the training course.
  7. be persons who have not participated in any of the JPO/IPR training courses during FY2020 or FY2021, in principle.
  8. have adequate English language ability to attend lectures and discussions, as well as make reports. *If English ability is considered to be insufficient, an interview will be conducted by telephone to confirm English proficiency.
  9. have considerable knowledge of the IPR system, with more than three years of experience in the field of IPR, in principle.
  10. be under 50 years of age.

B. JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Trainers [Hybrid]

Duration:

  • Online: October 22 – November 16, 2021
  • In-person: November 25 – 30, 2021 [
  • Total lecture time: 60 hours
  • Application Deadline: July 01, 2021

Objective: In disseminating and raising awareness of IP rights for young people in particular, to deepen the participants’ understanding of required knowledge (e.g. legal systems and international treaties) and methods of education (e.g. textbooks and implementation plans) as well as train suitable educators/instructors through conducting presentations and exchanging opinions on IP rights dissemination activities.

Specific Requirement(s) for This Course:

Candidates have to be lecturers / employees at universities or research institutions involved in education related to the intellectual property system.

General Requirements (Applicants must meet all of the following requirements):

Candidates must:

  1. be nominated by the IP Office in their countries.
  2. be engaged in the field of IPR.
  3. be university graduates and/or have equivalent professional experience.
  4. be physically and mentally prepared to undergo an intensive training course.
  5. be persons who are not full-time students or armed forces personnel.
  6. continue working in the same field after completing the training course.
  7. be persons who have not participated in any of the JPO/IPR training courses during FY2020 or FY2021, in principle.
  8. have adequate English language ability to attend lectures and discussions, as well as make reports. *If English ability is considered to be insufficient, an interview will be conducted by telephone to confirm English proficiency.
  9. have considerable knowledge of the IPR system, with more than three years of experience in the field of IPR, in principle.
  10. be under 50 years of age.

C. JPO/IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents [Online]

Duration:

  • October 28 – November 29, 2021
  • Total lecture time: 90 hours
  • Application Deadline: July 28, 2021

Objective: To enhance one’s knowledge on intellectual property in general. To also deepen one’s understanding and enhance one’s professional capabilities in terms of patent practices such as acquiring knowledge on the outline of the patent system, preparing specifications and drawings, handling office actions, making amendments, judging patentability, considering patents for innovative technology, using patent information, and handling operations involving licensing.

Specific Requirement(s) for This Course:

Candidates have to be professionals working in one of the following positions:

  1. Patent attorneys and IP lawyers in the private sector who have experience drafting patent specifications; OR
  2. Patent practitioners in the private sector who have experience drafting patent specifications.

*Persons working at Japanese enterprises are eligible for this program.

General Requirements (Applicants must meet all of the following requirements):

Candidates must:

  1. be nominated by the IP Office in their countries.
  2. be engaged in the field of IPR.
  3. be university graduates and/or have equivalent professional experience.
  4. be physically and mentally prepared to undergo an intensive training course.
  5. be persons who are not full-time students or armed forces personnel.
  6. continue working in the same field after completing the training course.
  7. be persons who have not participated in any of the JPO/IPR training courses during FY2020 or FY2021, in principle.
  8. have adequate English language ability to attend lectures and discussions, as well as make reports. *If English ability is considered to be insufficient, an interview will be conducted by telephone to confirm English proficiency.
  9. have considerable knowledge of the IPR system, with more than three years of experience in the field of IPR, in principle.
  10. be under 50 years of age.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants should be properly endorsed by their respective Department/Office Head. Documents marked with * are downloadable through the IPOPHL website under JPO/IPR Training Courses for 2021

  1. JPO/IPR Training Application Form (Parts 1-6) *
    • Important:  Part 1 of the Application Form is to be signed by the representative of the applicant’s company/organization (not by the applicant), while Parts 2-6 are to be signed by the applicant
    • All sections should be completed:
      • If an item does not apply to you, please write “N/A” in the space provided
      • Email, Fax Number, and Telephone Number must be filled in clearly to allow the organizers to contact the applicant
  1. Personal Photo (4 cm x 3 cm and to be attached in Part 2-1 of the application form). Photos should capture the face, specifically the area slightly above the top of the hair until the middle of the chest.
  2. A copy of applicant’s passport (If not available, a copy of an official photo ID card or a driver’s license with name and address written Romanized alphabet).

NOTE:

Please send your filled-out training application thru email: hrd@ipophil.gov.ph