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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
We are asked from time to time if a power of attorney (POA) is truly necessary when filing a case before the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
Keisen Associates
Comparatively speaking, the requirements for the design of an icon are quite strict with the JPO.
Jones Day
From March 12, 2018, the Legal Affairs Bureau began the expedited processing of applications for registrations of incorporation of stock companies and limited liability companies.
Jones Day
On January 31, 2018, the National Tax Agency issued a brochure titled "Q&A Concerning CFC Rules as Amended by the 2017 Tax Reform," which provides questions and typical examples...
Jones Day
On February 14, 2018, the Companies Act (in relation to Corporate Governance, etc.) Sub-Committee of the Legislative Council prepared an Interim Proposal for the Amendment...
Keisen Associates
The JPO published its JPO Status Report 2018 recently, including reports on the JPO's activities in promoting IP domestically and globally. Its "Facts and Events 2017" section highlights some of the standards in examination.
Withers LLP
This country-specific guide produced with Chambers and Partners provides an overview to tax laws and regulations which can impact clients with a financial interest in Japan.
Keisen Associates
The JPO is extending its Patent Prosecution Highway programs for accelerated examinations of patent applications allowed in the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) ...
Keisen Associates
JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers), as noted in "JASRAC Sues Establishments for Copyright Infringement" last year, began waging litigation...
Jones Day
On December 7, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission released a draft amendment to the Enforcement Regulation of Personal Information Protection Act (source document in Japanese) for public comments.
Keisen Associates
The Japan Platform for Patent Information (JPlat-Pat), the online search engine for Japanese and related intellectual property applications, is now refined to be able to perform more detailed...
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved its first official development assistance loan to the African Development Fund ...
TMF Group
日本公司迫切需要具有技能与经验的外籍员工,但非日籍以及非在日常驻居民人士应如何获得日本工作签证?
Littler Mendelson
Japan has a reputation for being a difficult jurisdiction for firing employees.
Pinsent Masons LLP
ANALYSIS: Plans to establish a commercially competitive international dispute resolution centre in Tokyo could expand Japan's dispute resolution services while offering foreign investors and trade partners ...
Jones Day
On December 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of Japan (Third Petty Bench) overturned the Osaka High Court's original decision ("Original Decision")...
Ogier
Ogier investment funds partner Kate Hodson has significant experience in the Japanese hedge fund sector from the firm's Hong Kong office.
Keisen Associates
As we say in Japan, "Even monkeys fall from trees." Even expert inventors, applicants, writers, and agents can make errors in their patent documents.
Baker & McKenzie
On 12 December 2017, Japan's Supreme Court ruled that the Japan Antimonopoly Act prohibits price-fixing of products supplied outside Japan to overseas subsidiaries of Japanese companies.
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Keisen Associates
JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers), as noted in "JASRAC Sues Establishments for Copyright Infringement" last year, began waging litigation...
Pinsent Masons LLP
ANALYSIS: Plans to establish a commercially competitive international dispute resolution centre in Tokyo could expand Japan's dispute resolution services while offering foreign investors and trade partners ...
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
The Japan Platform for Patent Information (JPlat-Pat), the online search engine for Japanese and related intellectual property applications, is now refined to be able to perform more detailed...
Ogier
Ogier investment funds partner Kate Hodson has significant experience in the Japanese hedge fund sector from the firm's Hong Kong office.
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 ...
Jones Day
On December 7, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission released a draft amendment to the Enforcement Regulation of Personal Information Protection Act (source document in Japanese) for public comments.
Keisen Associates
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.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved its first official development assistance loan to the African Development Fund ...
TMF Group
日本公司迫切需要具有技能与经验的外籍员工,但非日籍以及非在日常驻居民人士应如何获得日本工作签证?
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Japan has seen significant investment in its renewable energy market, especially in solar photovoltaic ("PV") projects, since the introduction of the feed-in-tariff ("FIT") regime for renewable energy...
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