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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 7, 2017, the 193rd Diet of Japan passed a legislation regarding clinical researches – this "Law on Clinical Research (rinsho kenkyu hou)" will come into effect within one year.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The Japan Patent Office is planning on using artificial intelligence in the processing of patents. AI will help to automate ‘cumbersome' tasks in patent, trademark and design applications...
Keisen Associates
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Keisen Associates
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) continues to expand its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) network with pilot programs initiated with the INPI of Brazil and Argentina, respectively, from April 1, 2017.
Keisen Associates
Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline for responding to Pre-Appeal Office Actions*, both minor and major.
Orrick
Amendments to Japan's FIT Act went into force on April 1, 2017.
Orrick
Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is currently conducting an investigation into alleged unfair restrictions on the resale of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into Japan from abroad.
Jones Day
The Japan Patent Office has been accepting applications for certain new types of trademarks, including those consisting of sounds and colors, since April 1, 2015, in accordance with the Trademark Act...
Jones Day
Prior to the enforcement of the Amended Personal Information Protection Act beginning on May 30, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission began accepting notifications required....
Jones Day
On March 3, 2017, the Japanese government submitted to the Diet a bill to partially amend the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act ("Amendment Bill").
Jones Day
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's labor law system with experts from both the management...
Jones Day
The Financial Services Agency of Japan has introduced an amending ordinance regarding margin requirements for over-the-counter derivatives transactions.
iGlobal Law
The Guidelines build on existing working time regulations by strengthening definitions and clarifying what is required.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
Seiwa Patent & Law
The JPO has announced that it will allow patenting of food/drink inventions characterized by their novel use applications (use-limited food/drink invention) based on its newly-revised Examination Guidelines...
Seiwa Patent & Law
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Jones Day
Personal Information Protection Commission Releases Guidelines Regarding Financial Sector
Jones Day
The guidelines set recommended measures to be taken in response to data breaches.
Jones Day
The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision to dismiss the individual's claim because the facts were related to public interest and because the search results were not widely disseminated.
Jones Day
The draft discusses proper handling of personal information for medical and long-term-care business operators.
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We have listed below, our top 10 predictions for 2017 for the M&A markets in Japan and Southeast Asia. Recent trends suggest an overall positive outlook for deal making activity across the region...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Japan, the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas ("LNG"), is currently investigating the potential anticompetitive effects of territorial restrictions in LNG supply contracts.
iGlobal Law
The Guidelines build on existing working time regulations by strengthening definitions and clarifying what is required.
Jones Day
The guidelines set recommended measures to be taken in response to data breaches.
Jones Day
On December 20, 2016, the Cabinet decided to fully bring into force the Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information
Jones Day
Personal Information Protection Commission Releases Guidelines Regarding Financial Sector
Jones Day
The Financial Services Agency of Japan has introduced an amending ordinance regarding margin requirements for over-the-counter derivatives transactions.
Kubota
Since January 1, 2016, the New PIPA has already become partially effective in the following areas.
Jones Day
Personal Information Protection Commission Releases Guidelines Regarding Amended Personal Information Protection Act
Jones Day
The draft discusses proper handling of personal information for medical and long-term-care business operators.
Jones Day
The Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision to dismiss the individual's claim because the facts were related to public interest and because the search results were not widely disseminated.
Jones Day
The most noteworthy inclusions in the Guidelines are the provision of an interpretation of the term "working hours" and the provision of specific examples of working hours.
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