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Jones Day
This position had not been finalized as of the Interim Proposal, which had acknowledged the divergent viewpoints on this issue.
Keisen Associates
The Japanese government's Subcommittee on the Patent Act System has been working on revisions to the patent litigation system in Japan since October last year
Littler Mendelson
These amendments will become effective on April 1, 2019.
Keisen Associates
On January 17, 2019, the Japanese Patent Attorney's Association held a press conference in which presenter Seiji Matsuda pointed out the impact of the now-effective modified Trans-Pacific Partnership
Keisen Associates
Japanese chemical giant Toray announced on December 19, 2018 that it is striking out at two competitors that it claims are violating its extended medical use patent for an anti-itch product...
Orrick
On December 30, 2018, an amendment to the Japan Antimonopoly Act (the Act) to introduce "Commitment Procedure" became effective.
Jones Day
As of April 1, 2019, most provisions of the "Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act," which was amended in part on December 8, 2018, will take effect.
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 9 January 2019, Hong Kong's Department of Justice and the Ministry of Justice of Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) ...
Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) continues to open up avenues for patent examination result sharing with the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) for markets around the globe.
Keisen Associates
Plant variety registration laws do not feature frequently in intellectual property news feeds, but a recent conflict has arisen in Korean Jeju Island where farmers acquired new varieties of Japanese mikan tangerines without formal licenses.
Keisen Associates
Amid all the intrigue about the trade war between China (PRC) and the United States, this time not Huawei in the West but Apple in China has been dealt a blow.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In its introduction, the JCAA makes the frank admission that it: "has yet to play a significant role in the resolution of international disputes."
Labuan IBFC Inc
キャプティブは保険会社以外の親会社により設立される保険会社もしくは再保険会社である。キャプティブの保 険業務は親会社、グループ
Labuan IBFC Inc
アジアはキャプティブ保険の次の巨大成長市場と長い間見 なされていたが、同地域に設立されるキャプティブの設立数 を見る限り、成長は&#
Jones Day
On October 22, 2018, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy published an "Overview on Draft Ministerial Order on Partial Revision of Ordinance for Enforcement of Act on Special Measures ...
Keisen Associates
In spring 2018, Japan implemented a Revision to Unfair Competition Prevention Act that includes a change to the disclosure grace period (exception to lack of novelty of invention period) for filers of Japanese patent, ...
TMF Group
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beginning his fourth term as leader of Japan, his policy goals are becoming increasingly clear. He aims to lead Japan to regain its economic power, and to be ready to step up...
Keisen Associates
Mangamura, the large online manga comic sharing website that was closed earlier this year for piracy of copyrighted manga, is now facing deeper scrutiny.
Keisen Associates
Keisen Associates generally files an information disclosure (similar to the Information Disclosure Statement, or IDS, in United States patent applications) of known related prior art for Japan patent
Jones Day
On July 17, the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan and the European Commission issued a Joint Statement ...
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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
Japanese chemical giant Toray announced on December 19, 2018 that it is striking out at two competitors that it claims are violating its extended medical use patent for an anti-itch product...
Littler Mendelson
These amendments will become effective on April 1, 2019.
Keisen Associates
On January 17, 2019, the Japanese Patent Attorney's Association held a press conference in which presenter Seiji Matsuda pointed out the impact of the now-effective modified Trans-Pacific Partnership
Jones Day
As of April 1, 2019, most provisions of the "Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act," which was amended in part on December 8, 2018, will take effect.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Last month, Japan's restrictions on fixed-term employment contracts took effect, and employees with at least five years of service with an employer can now be considered indefinite-term employees ...
Orrick
On December 30, 2018, an amendment to the Japan Antimonopoly Act (the Act) to introduce "Commitment Procedure" became effective.
Keisen Associates
The Japanese government's Subcommittee on the Patent Act System has been working on revisions to the patent litigation system in Japan since October last year
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On July 17, 2018, less than two months after the GDPR went into effect, Japan and the European Union agreed to recognize each other's data protection regimes as providing adequate protections for personal data.
TMF Group
A country known worldwide for its pressurised work environment and unspoken requirement for long hours, Japan has passed a work reform bill aimed at changing that reputation.
Jones Day
On October 22, 2018, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy published an "Overview on Draft Ministerial Order on Partial Revision of Ordinance for Enforcement of Act on Special Measures ...
Keisen Associates
In the past Keisen Associates reported on the war being waged against JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) by music schools (for example, here and here).
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