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Walkers
Singapore partners John Rogers and Thomas Granger have recently been discussing private equity fund structures with Asian-Mena Counsel Offshore Update.
Hogan Lovells
The third joint meeting was held on February 28, 2019.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Applicants for Japanese patents may, by satisfying certain criteria, receive discounts for certain official fees paid to the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC's substituted compliance determination relating to Japanese swap margin requirements was published in the Federal Register. The amendment became effective on April 1, 2019.
Mayer Brown
On March 15, 2019, the Japanese Financial Services Agency published the final version of its amendment to the regulatory capital requirements relating to investments by certain types of Japanese financial institutions, ...
Walkers
Despite a recent trend in the press to focus on economic challenges: whether trade wars, Brexit, or in Japan's case the impact of negative interest rates, and the structural problems posed by an aging population...
Jones Day
The Guidelines have no legally binding effect but are still noteworthy for providing practical and useful guidance on protected data.
R. K. Dewan & Co
Recently, Jaguar Land Rover Limited ("Jaguar") which has been using the mark "DISCOVERY" for its Four Wheeler SUV "LAND ROVER DISCOVERY" opposed the registration of the mark "DISCOVERER"
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."
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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?
Littler Mendelson
These amendments will become effective on April 1, 2019.
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...
Jones Day
This position had not been finalized as of the Interim Proposal, which had acknowledged the divergent viewpoints on this issue.
Jones Day
The Guidelines have no legally binding effect but are still noteworthy for providing practical and useful guidance on protected data.
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 ...
R. K. Dewan & Co
Recently, Jaguar Land Rover Limited ("Jaguar") which has been using the mark "DISCOVERY" for its Four Wheeler SUV "LAND ROVER DISCOVERY" opposed the registration of the mark "DISCOVERER"
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
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.
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).
Keisen Associates
Applicants may want to file an Amendment to a Japanese patent application for a variety of reasons. However, it is important to be aware of the deadline when an amendment has to reach the JPO.
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