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External Experts Retained by JPAA

  External Expert Purpose Appointment
1 Board of Registration Review
(A council under Article 70 of the Patent Attorney Law)
To review proposed refusal, nullification, or deletion of patent attorney registration. Chairman: President of JPAA assumes the office.
External experts: Commissioned by the Chairman.
2 Board of Audit
(A council under Article 61 of the Rules of JPAA)
To audit the performance of duties of the President and Vice President of JPAA and the assets and accounting situation of JPAA. Chief auditor: To be elected by mutual vote of member auditors, including outside auditors.
Outside auditors: To be appointed based on nominations made by President and Vice President of JPAA, subject to approval of the general assembly (The number of outside auditors: five (5) or less).
3 External Opinion Hearing
(A council under Article 73 of the Rules of JPAA)
To hear the opinions of external experts and individual for consideration in the operations of JPAA. Chairman: To be elected by mutual vote of the council members.
Council members: To be commissioned based on nominations made by executive directors from those not patent attorneys by occupation, subject to approval of the following general assembly meeting (The number of council members: five (5) or less).
4 External Opinion Hearing on the Assets and the Situation of Accounting
(A hearing council under Article 84 of the Rules of JPAA)
To hear opinions of external experts for consideration in auditing by the Board of Audit.  
5 Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Policy
(A hearing council under Article 101 of the Rules of JPAA)
To swiftly formulate detailed intellectual property policies to respond to changes in the world of intellectual property. Chairman: To be elected by mutual vote of the council members.
External experts: To be commissioned by the Chairman.
6 Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property
(An affiliated organization under Article 149 of the Rules of JPAA)
To undertake research on issues concerning intellectual property and patent attorneys and to provide information thereon. Director-General: To be appointed by President of JPAA.
External researchers: To be commissioned by the Director-General.
7 Legal Advisors