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Japan: Japanese data now searchable in WIPO’s Global Design Database

According to recent press releases by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO)/Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), WIPO's global search tool for registered designs now includes Japanese design data. The database enables simultaneous searches across international industrial designs registered under the Hague System, currently including data from the United States, Japan, Spain, Canada and New Zealand. More national collections will be added in the next few months.

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