Mondaq All Regions - Japan: Intellectual Property
Keisen Associates
While Asian countries are often seen as loose on copyright infringement, the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict...
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Japan Patent Office is planning on using artificial intelligence in the processing of patents. AI will help to automate ‘cumbersome' tasks in patent, trademark and design applications...
Keisen Associates
Missed the first deadline for an Office Action response?
Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) continues to expand its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network with pilot programs initiated with the INPI of Brazil and Argentina, respectively, from April 1, 2017.
Keisen Associates
Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline for responding to Pre-Appeal Office Actions*, both minor and major.
Jones Day
The Japan Patent Office has been accepting applications for certain new types of trademarks, including those consisting of sounds and colors, since April 1, 2015, in accordance with the Trademark Act...
Seiwa Patent & Law
The JPO has announced that it will allow patenting of food/drink inventions characterized by their novel use applications (use-limited food/drink invention) based on its newly-revised Examination Guidelines...
Seiwa Patent & Law
プロダクト・バイ・プロセス(PBP)クレームのクレーム解釈及び明確性要件について判示した平成27年6月5日の最高裁判決(平成24年(受)第1204
Seiwa Patent & Law
One year has passed since the post-grant opposition system was reinstated on April 1, 2015, after a 12-year hiatus since 2003.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (the "UCPL") was established in Japan in 1934, in acceding to the Paris Convention.
Seiwa Patent & Law
Article 35 of the Patent Law, which prescribes the employee invention system, was amended by the 2015 revision in order to reduce potential litigation risk, which may otherwise increase as technical innovations made by businesses become more highly developed and complicated.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The Intellectual Property High Court handed down a decision on January 20, 2017, in the 11th Grand Panel case in total, i.e., Appeal Case No. 2016 (ne) 10046, in which injunction against patent infringement was sought.
Atsumi & Sakai
Works in which thoughts or sentiments are expressed in a creative way, and which fall within the literary, scientific, artistic or musical domain, are copyrightable.
Kubota
In a judgment issued on October 31, 2016, the Intellectual Property High Court rejected the Plaintiff's claim that the Defendant's use of a similar food package constitutes unfair competition.
Kubota
On September 28, 2016, the Intellectual Property High Court issued a judgment in a patent infringement action involving facial care machines.
Kubota
On May 17, 2016, the "JPO" made an announcement on bad faith trademark filings, telling legitimate trademark owners not to give up filing of new applications...
Kubota
In a judgment issued on December 24, 2015, the IP High Court held that a seller of chipsets is liable for the purchaser's damages caused by the purchaser agreeing to pay money to a patent owner...
Kubota
In a judgment issued on March 30, 2016, the Tokyo District Court held that a patent that was granted extension of term may be enforced, not only against a product that was the subject of...
Keisen Associates
This raises hopes for improved IP prosecution processes when one files to two or more of the involved countries.
Keisen Associates
Please note that you would not receive any letter from the JPO regarding the renewal instructions, and there is no specific renewal requirement in Japan.
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Seiwa Patent & Law
Article 35 of the Patent Law, which prescribes the employee invention system, was amended by the 2015 revision in order to reduce potential litigation risk, which may otherwise increase as technical innovations made by businesses become more highly developed and complicated.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The JPO has announced that it will allow patenting of food/drink inventions characterized by their novel use applications (use-limited food/drink invention) based on its newly-revised Examination Guidelines...
Seiwa Patent & Law
プロダクト・バイ・プロセス(PBP)クレームのクレーム解釈及び明確性要件について判示した平成27年6月5日の最高裁判決(平成24年(受)第1204
Seiwa Patent & Law
One year has passed since the post-grant opposition system was reinstated on April 1, 2015, after a 12-year hiatus since 2003.
Atsumi & Sakai
Works in which thoughts or sentiments are expressed in a creative way, and which fall within the literary, scientific, artistic or musical domain, are copyrightable.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (the "UCPL") was established in Japan in 1934, in acceding to the Paris Convention.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The Intellectual Property High Court handed down a decision on January 20, 2017, in the 11th Grand Panel case in total, i.e., Appeal Case No. 2016 (ne) 10046, in which injunction against patent infringement was sought.
Keisen Associates
Keisen Associates hopes that this new slideshow presentation may introduce you to the options you have for protecting your work in Japan, and how we can help you.
Keisen Associates
This patent may come as a surprise for its non-mechanical, general content of a method for serve steaks.
Nakamura & Partners
In Japan, a product invention can be identified in a claim by its production process (product-by-process claim). In this case, the Supreme Court judged an interpretation of a technical scope of the product-by-process claim in patent-infringement litigation.
Nakamura & Partners
The plaintiff, who holds a design right for a partial design of an article "Packaging Box" (Design Registration No. 1440898; the "Design Right"), alleged against the defendant...
Kubota
In a judgment issued on March 30, 2016, the Tokyo District Court held that a patent that was granted extension of term may be enforced, not only against a product that was the subject of...
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