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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 (where copyrighted BGM was being played) ...
Keisen Associates
A patent's duration is fairly standard in Japan: 20 years from the filing date.
Keisen Associates
Japanese translations of technical patent documents can be very costly. Are they necessary? Here are some possible ideas applicants may have to save money–and the risks associated with them.
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 ...
Keisen Associates
Applicants wonder about filing pre-examination amendments (for example, to delete claims) for the Japanese national stage of their Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications.
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
The World Intellectual Property Organization's report World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is out, with some noteworthy figures for Japan and the United States among other major economic ...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
2017年12月12日に、テレビ用ブラウン管の国際カルテルに関する最高裁判所の判決が出されました1。この事件は、国際カルテルに関して、公取委
Keisen Associates
In 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issued a patent for a "system" of serving steak meals to fast food chain Ikinari! Steak.
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...
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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.
Keisen Associates
The World Intellectual Property Organization's report World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is out, with some noteworthy figures for Japan and the United States among other major economic ...
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
In 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issued a patent for a "system" of serving steak meals to fast food chain Ikinari! Steak.
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")...
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.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
2017年12月12日に、テレビ用ブラウン管の国際カルテルに関する最高裁判所の判決が出されました1。この事件は、国際カルテルに関して、公取委
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?
Jones Day
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
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.
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