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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.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In the wake of increased international focus on karoshi—a common Japanese term meaning "death by overwork"—Japan's government and business leaders alike agree that Japan's "culture of overwork" is a critical issue in need of a solution.
Jones Day
The Financial Services Agency of Japan ("FSA") has released a statement on initial coin offerings ("ICOs").
Keisen Associates
Is it possible to reinstate a lapsed application in Japan?
Keisen Associates
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 What happens, then, if you are an applicant or patent owner and your address as registered by the JPO is incorrect or outdated?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?
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?
Jones Day
As April 1, 2018, will mark the fifth year since the "Rule on conversion of fixed-term employment to permanent employment" ("Conversion Rule")...
Keisen Associates
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.
Keisen Associates
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.
Keisen Associates
Japan has been trying to promote its agricultural products for foreign markets even as many farmers are aging and dying.
Baker & McKenzie
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is drafting amendments to its system for imposing penalties and its leniency policy under the Japanese Antimonopoly Act...
TMF Group
Guided by international advisers, wealthy Japanese families are considering broader options for wealth planning and the safeguard of their family's future.
Jones Day
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
Baker & McKenzie
On October 1, 2017, an order from the Japanese Cabinet went into effect to implement amendments to Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act ("Act"), which implements Japanese import and export controls.
Keisen Associates
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO), leaders in global intellectual property examinations, have enabled applicants to submit certain documents...
Keisen Associates
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...
Keisen Associates
Now JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) has formally begun a further step in its mission to enforce copyright in a range of public space.
Keisen Associates
Biotechnology venture company MYTECH of Kobe, Japan filed a patent application for early detection technology for cancer.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A bill amending the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the main statute codifying securities laws and regulating securities companies in Japan, including new rules requiring fair information disclosure..
Jones Day
In April 2015, Japan started using a new opposition system that allows challenges to the validity of newly issued patents at the Japan Patent Office ("JPO").
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The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
Keisen Associates
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.
Keisen Associates
Japan has been trying to promote its agricultural products for foreign markets even as many farmers are aging and dying.
Baker & McKenzie
On October 1, 2017, an order from the Japanese Cabinet went into effect to implement amendments to Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act ("Act"), which implements Japanese import and export controls.
TMF Group
Guided by international advisers, wealthy Japanese families are considering broader options for wealth planning and the safeguard of their family's future.
Keisen Associates
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.
Baker & McKenzie
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is drafting amendments to its system for imposing penalties and its leniency policy under the Japanese Antimonopoly Act...
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.
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...
Kubota
Since January 1, 2016, the New PIPA has already become partially effective in the following areas.
Nishimura & Asahi
On May 25, 2016, in response to the progress of information and communications technology, etc., the Payment Services Act and several Finance Related Laws including the Banking Act...
Jones Day
On August 14, 2017, the Cabinet Order to Specify an Enforcement Date of the Amendment to the Act on Specified Joint Real Estate Ventures was promulgated.
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