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By Josiah T. Momose
The Beijing Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce recently performed a product-focused crackdown on pirated sneakers of ASICS (Kobe, Japan) in the city and online.
By Keisen Associates
Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses (where copyrighted BGM was being played) ...
By Keisen Associates
A patent's duration is fairly standard in Japan: 20 years from the filing date.
By Keisen Associates
Japanese translations of technical patent documents can be very costly. Are they necessary? Here are some possible ideas applicants may have to save money–and the risks associated with them.
By Keisen Associates
Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses ...
By Keisen Associates
Applicants wonder about filing pre-examination amendments (for example, to delete claims) for the Japanese national stage of their Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications.
By Mari Sanchez Yamagishi
Missed the first deadline for an Office Action response? Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline ...
By Keisen Associates
The World Intellectual Property Organization's report World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is out, with some noteworthy figures for Japan and the United States among other major economic ...
By Josiah T. Momose
In 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issued a patent for a "system" of serving steak meals to fast food chain Ikinari! Steak.
By Josiah T. Momose
In 2017, the JPO had been trying to institute a system of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to force patent owners and prospective licensees to reach positive resolution when negotiations failed.
By Keisen Associates
Is it possible to reinstate a lapsed application in Japan?
By Josiah T. Momose, Taro Yaguchi
Japanese paperwork is exacting and precise. What happens, then, if you are an applicant or patent owner and your address as registered by the JPO is incorrect or outdated? Do you lose patent rights in Japan if the address on the Certificate of Patent is wrong?
By Josiah T. Momose
IDC Japan published its findings and estimates for the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment by users in Japan over the next several years. There should be massive opportunities for investment there.
By Josiah T. Momose
For example, the US copyright laws give copyright for artistic works for seventy years after the decease of the creator of the work, whereas this is fifty years in Japan.
By Josiah T. Momose
Japan has been trying to promote its agricultural products for foreign markets even as many farmers are aging and dying.