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Fisher Phillips LLP
In response to increasing media reports of "karoshi" (employee death due to overwork), Japan has made some major changes to its Labor Standards Act of 1947. Under a recent amendment...
Keisen Associates
We have been asked what to do about recording a new applicant for a patent application that started in the PCT international phase but will be entering Japan.
Jones Day
The Act Regarding Anonymized Medical Data to Contribute to R&D in the Medical Field ("Next Generation Medical Infrastructure Act") ...
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea was enacted on May 18, 2018, and promulgated on May 25, 2018.
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Etc. was enacted on May 23, 2018, and promulgated on May 30, 2018.
Jones Day
On March 27, 2018, the Bill to Arrange Specified Integrated Resort Facilities Areas was submitted to the Diet. Pursuant to the Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Specified Integrated Resort ...
Jones Day
On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the Supreme Court (Second Petty Bench) ...
Keisen Associates
The Japan Diet's Upper House passed laws regarding the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) revision on June 29, paving the way for the TPP-11 to affect trade and IP around the Pacific Rim.
Jones Day
Under the draft guidelines, legally binding rules that will apply to the personal data transferred from the European Union to Japan based upon the European Union's adequacy decision.
Keisen Associates
A while back, the "Ikinari! Steak" steak service patent was revoked. Now a patent that the JPO refused to invalidate in a challenge has gone up to the Supreme Court.
Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has now published its initial edition of the Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents (issue date: June 5, 2018).
Keisen Associates
The Japanese Trademark Act has been revised as of May 30. The changes force all divisional trademark registration applications filed from June 9, 2018 to stem ...
Keisen Associates
Kikkoman Corporation, a major producer of soy sauce in Japan, succeeded with its trademark application for its well-known sauce dispensing bottle.
Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced on June 6 that it has begun to make available its multi-category classifications for patent inventions directed toward Internet of Things (IoT) technology in various sectors.
Keisen Associates
There has been some guessing among patent commentators that the JPO will make it easier for small venture businesses to put their patent applications on the "Super Accelerated Examination" track, making First Action...
Keisen Associates
There has been some guessing among patent commentators that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) will make it easier for small venture businesses to put their patent applications on the "Super Accelerated Examination" ...
Keisen Associates
Applicants may want to file an Amendment to a Japanese patent application for a variety of reasons. However, it is important to be aware of the deadline when an amendment has to reach the JPO.
TMF Group
Though many worry over the government's deficits and deflation in recent decades, Japan's economy seems to be progressing better than the world perceives.
Jones Day
On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
Jones Day
On October 1, 2023, an invoice system will be implemented to provide tax credits for consumption tax on purchases.
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Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced on June 6 that it has begun to make available its multi-category classifications for patent inventions directed toward Internet of Things (IoT) technology in various sectors.
TMF Group
Though many worry over the government's deficits and deflation in recent decades, Japan's economy seems to be progressing better than the world perceives.
Keisen Associates
Applicants may want to file an Amendment to a Japanese patent application for a variety of reasons. However, it is important to be aware of the deadline when an amendment has to reach the JPO.
Keisen Associates
There has been some guessing among patent commentators that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) will make it easier for small venture businesses to put their patent applications on the "Super Accelerated Examination" ...
Keisen Associates
Kikkoman Corporation, a major producer of soy sauce in Japan, succeeded with its trademark application for its well-known sauce dispensing bottle.
TMF Group
More and more companies in Japan are requiring the skills and experience of foreigners – but how do you obtain a work visa for a non-Japanese, non-resident?
Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has now published its initial edition of the Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents (issue date: June 5, 2018).
Keisen Associates
The Japanese Trademark Act has been revised as of May 30. The changes force all divisional trademark registration applications filed from June 9, 2018 to stem ...
Keisen Associates
There has been some guessing among patent commentators that the JPO will make it easier for small venture businesses to put their patent applications on the "Super Accelerated Examination" track, making First Action...
Deloitte, Thomatsu Tax Co.
As part of Japan's BEPS reforms, Japanese domestic law was amended by the 2014 tax reforms to adopt the principles reflected in the 2010 OECD Report on the Attrition of Profits to Permanent Establishments.
Keisen Associates
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, ranked in the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world in sales, is seeking to grow its technological base with a merger by a $64 billion purchase of Ireland's Shire.
Jones Day
On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
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