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SONODA & KOBAYASHI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Trademarks Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Khurana and Khurana
In 2015, Hitachi filed an application for a colour mark registration with JPO consisting of a single colour – an unassuming orange – over its hydraulic excavators. Hitachi holds a 20% market share...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On June 5, 2020, the Diet of Japan adopted several amendments to the Payment Services Act (Act No. 59 of June 24, 2009) (the "PSA"). The amendments include reforms of the licensing/registration system...
Momo-o Matsuo & Namba
Cartels Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
With the COVID-19 pandemic driving fire sales as well as industry and supply chain consolidation and financial investors having bulging war chests.
Winston & Strawn LLP
As part of an ongoing effort by the Japanese government to promote economic growth through open innovation, late last year, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and Ministry of Economy...
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
As a follow-up to the previous post on AI Initiatives at the EPO, we provide an update on the activities by the JPO – 1) creation of a new Team for Supporting AI Examinations in January 2021...
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
"NFTs", or Non-Fungible Tokens, is a term that is not generally defined under Japanese law, but is generally understood to mean tokens minted on a blockchain that are irreplaceable.
SONODA & KOBAYASHI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Sonoda & Kobayashi hopes that all our clients and contacts have been off to a good start in this new year. While in many countries, the Covid19 pandemic is far from over, we like to be optimistic over some improvement later in this year.
SONODA & KOBAYASHI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
After experiencing the consulting, localization and ISO industries, Osamu William Yanaka joined the firm in November 2013.
Mayer Brown
The Japanese government has announced that the state of emergency has been extended to March 7, 2021.
TMI Associates
Merger Control Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Mayer Brown
Japan has been facing an unprecedented rise in the number of COVID-19 cases into 2021. The Japanese government has now been forced to broaden its January 8, 2021 ...
Winston & Strawn LLP
Digital platforms are under ever-increasing regulation across the globe, with Japan being among the latest countries to pass new legislation concerning their operations. On May 27, 2020...
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Private Equity Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Japan, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Shiga International Patent Office
The Japanese Design Law has stood at a tipping point ever since the law was first enacted 130 years ago. On April 1, 2020, revisions to the Japanese Design Law came into effect and the...
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
When I started working as a lawyer almost twenty years ago, I was eagerly waiting for all those amazing technological developments that would change the way in which we work.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
The new technology is no longer a dream and Honda plans to start selling the Level 3 vehicles in March 2021.
Mayer Brown
The Japanese government announced this weekend that it will be suspending foreign entry into Japan (with certain exceptions) from December 28, 2020...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In this Global Solutions Flash Briefing, Mami Kato discusses the Government of Japan's response to evidence that new strains of COVID-19 have emerged and ...
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