Group Shared Policy on Intellectual Property

Ajinomoto Group
Established on : July 1, 2018

  1. We will properly protect our knowledge created through our business activities as intellectual properties through the acquisition of intellectual property rights (patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, copyrights, plant breeder’s rights, etc.) and management of trade secrets.

  2. We will use the Ajinomoto Group Global Brand Logo and other trademarks appropriately and accurately in accordance with our standards.

  3. Recognizing that the company’s brand and the intellectual property owned by the company are important assets of the company, we will use them appropriately and accurately in accordance with laws, regulations, and company rules in order to contribute to the development of society and the company.

  4. We will take strict measures, including warnings and lawsuits, in the event that our intellectual property, which is an important asset of our company, is infringed by a third party, such as infringement of patent rights or counterfeit.

  5. We respect the intellectual property rights of third parties, such as trademarks and patents, and will not use them without their permission. And we will not damage or infringe them.

  6. Recognizing that intellectual property laws and regulations differ in each country, we will pay special attention to the registration, disclosure, transfer, use, and licensing of intellectual property rights in each country.