The Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP) of the Foundation for Intellectual Property was established as a research institute specialized in the intellectual property field in 1989 with support from economic organizations with the approval of the Minister of International Trade and Industry. The IIP became the Foundation for Intellectual Property in 2016 through merger with the Association of Intellectual Property Education, and it serves as one section of the Foundation up to the present. Commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan Patent Office, etc., the IIP has conducted a wide range of research and study on many issues that range from basic issues to practical issues in relation to the revision, operation, etc. of legal systems for intellectual property for many years.
See the Foundation for Intellectual Property's website for the outline of the Foundation, organization, history, and business guide.