Creation and Utilization of Intellectual Property
As corporate activities are becoming increasingly globalized and companies are gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the effective utilization of intellectual property to achieve a competitive edge is increasingly growing in importance.
Toppan's printing technologies, which the Group has been accumulating for over a century, form the core around which we have made use of a wide variety of techniques and other intellectual assets as business resources, thereby laying the foundation for our reputation as a technology leader. The Toppan Group will continue to drive intellectual property-related activities in the future to improve profitability and corporate value, so that we can realize our goal of being a social value creator.
Toppan's Initiatives in the Area of Intellectual Property
Toppan’s intellectual property-related activities in Japan
Toppan endeavors to secure our technological competitive edge and increase brand value by acquiring patents, design rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights for various products, particularly those of special importance, as well as for the services we offer.
Toppan's global intellectual property-related activitiesAt present, there are about 40 countries in which Toppan has filed applications for, or is targeting, the acquisition of rights. The Group works directly with overseas patent offices in major countries to back up our global business activities.
Toppan will further increase applications for intellectual property rights in countries that present important markets for us or in which our major overseas production sites are located. Such applications will be mainly for packaging, security solutions, and barrier films, which are particularly proactively marketed on a global basis.
Intellectual Property Utilized in Products and Services
The major management challenges which Toppan has identified include creating new business and markets and accelerating global business expansion. To achieve these objectives, effective use of intellectual property is essential.
These videos present examples of how intellectual property is utilized for specific products and services: