In July 2016, the JPO established the Overseas Intellectual Property Litigation Expense
Insurance Program to cover the expenses incurred by Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) when they are sued for damages related to intellectual property rights in foreign countries. For 2022, SMEs may purchase various packages providing insurance in the event of overseas litigation, and ½ of the cost of the insurance would be covered by the government.
For more information, please click here. (in Japanese)