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By Taro Yaguchi
If you are reading this, you probably are one of the many people blessed with little or no visual impairment. However, there are many people who are visually disabled or impaired.
By Taro Yaguchi
Japan is not an easy place to drive a car, but Mari Mobility Development Inc. has built a popular tourist-oriented business partly on its "MariCAR" go-cart tours.
By Taro Yaguchi
Japanese business paper Nikkei Shimbun shared the results of an analysis of relative (competitive) patent strength for autonomous driving in cars, done by Patent Result Co., Ltd (Tokyo).
By Taro Yaguchi
News about intellectual property litigation comes at us frequently. Of these, the significant cases can dramatically alter the course of an enterprise, so firms may want to verify the facts about a reported litigation.
By Taro Yaguchi
As reported recently, Japanese leaders are giving greater attention to industrial designs and their usefulness to businesses for promoting the image and attractiveness of products and services.
By Taro Yaguchi
Japan is like the United Kingdom a constitutional monarchy with an emperor residing in the palace at the heart of Tokyo. And to this day, the imperial era names selected for each successive emperor (empress) ...
By Taro Yaguchi
Japanese tire company Bridgestone (headquartered in Tokyo) announced a victory over patent infringement by a Chinese tire maker in China's Shanghai Intellectual Property Court.
By Taro Yaguchi
When Might the Japan Patent Office Reject a Recovered Priority Claim in a PCT Application?
By Taro Yaguchi
Consulting and auditing firm PwC Japan released a 2018 analysis of economic crimes such as fraud and cyber attacks in Japanese corporations July 31, 2018, based on its Economic Crime...
By Taro Yaguchi
Its IP department has commented that until recently it had focused merely on gaining many patents to defend its products against competitors.
By Taro Yaguchi
The Study Group for Industrial Competitiveness and Designs, a project particularly of the JPO's Design Division
By Taro Yaguchi
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).
By Taro Yaguchi
In another article, we discussed how to fix various substantive errors in the description of a PCT application when entering the Japanese national phase
By Taro Yaguchi
We have been asked what to do about recording a new applicant for a patent application that started in the PCT international phase but will be entering Japan.
By Taro Yaguchi
The Japan Diet's Upper House passed laws regarding the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) revision on June 29, paving the way for the TPP-11 to affect trade and IP around the Pacific Rim.