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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that ...
Orrick
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan‎ (available here).
Keisen Associates
The JPO is making its procedures for examining trademark applications that have been preceded by defectively filed applications more transparent after some confusion that caught up the media in Japan.
Keisen Associates
An old trademark associated with a failed business's old products, such as tape cassettes, seems like a hard sell.
Jones Day
The amendment to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("Amended FIEA") was enacted on May 17, 2017, and promulgated on May 24, 2017.
TMF Group
In part due to recent tragic events in the media relating to 'Karoshi' - or death from overwork - there is an increased public and political interest in better understanding and managing Japanese...
Keisen Associates
Reuters has published its ranking of the 2017 Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities listing 75 schools for technology and intellectual property.
Linklaters
In its 8 June 2017 judgment, TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd v China National Coal Group Corporation HCCT 23/2015, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that a PRC state-owned entity...
Orrick
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy recently released a policy promoting the use of biomass power generation as stable substitution for nuclear power to the maximum extent possible by fiscal year 2030.
Keisen Associates
In a possibly consequential decision, the IP High Court overturned the Tokyo District Court's infringement case decision against Debiopharm International S.A., judging that plaintiff Nichi-Iko's patent...
Keisen Associates
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict, even (some would say) overbearing with those who perform music that is covered by...
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...
Jones Day
The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017.
Jones Day
Due to the uncovering of clinical research misconduct in the past few years, the Clinical Research Act was enacted on April 7, 2017, and was promulgated on April 14, 2017.
Jones Day
On April 14, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill to partially amend the Civil Code ("Bill"). The Bill is under deliberation in the House of Councilors and is expected to be enacted...
Keisen Associates
The JPO recently issued the JPO Status Report 2017 (in Japanese and English) to give the public a better idea of how the JPO is working to improve its services. Commissioner Yoshinori Komiya...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
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...
Linklaters
Welcome to the second 2017 edition of our bi-monthly Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin.
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Keisen Associates
In a possibly consequential decision, the IP High Court overturned the Tokyo District Court's infringement case decision against Debiopharm International S.A., judging that plaintiff Nichi-Iko's patent...
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...
Keisen Associates
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict, even (some would say) overbearing with those who perform music that is covered by...
Keisen Associates
Reuters has published its ranking of the 2017 Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities listing 75 schools for technology and intellectual property.
Jones Day
On April 14, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill to partially amend the Civil Code ("Bill"). The Bill is under deliberation in the House of Councilors and is expected to be enacted...
Jones Day
The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017.
Linklaters
Welcome to the second 2017 edition of our bi-monthly Asia Pacific Competition Law Bulletin.
Orrick
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy recently released a policy promoting the use of biomass power generation as stable substitution for nuclear power to the maximum extent possible by fiscal year 2030.
Jones Day
Due to the uncovering of clinical research misconduct in the past few years, the Clinical Research Act was enacted on April 7, 2017, and was promulgated on April 14, 2017.
TMF Group
In part due to recent tragic events in the media relating to 'Karoshi' - or death from overwork - there is an increased public and political interest in better understanding and managing Japanese...
Kubota
Since January 1, 2016, the New PIPA has already become partially effective in the following areas.
Linklaters
In its 8 June 2017 judgment, TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd v China National Coal Group Corporation HCCT 23/2015, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that a PRC state-owned entity...
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