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Keisen Associates
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...
Jones Day
On June 8, 2018, the Act to Partially Amend the Consumer Contract Act was enacted.
Jones Day
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership was approved on June 13, 2018, and the Amendment of the TPP Relevant Arrangement Act was enacted on June 29, 2018...
Jones Day
Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018
Jones Day
On June 15, 2018, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") issued the Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data ("Guidance").
Jones Day
The Act to Partially Amend the Civil Code ("Act") was enacted on June 13, 2018, and promulgated on June 20, 2018.
Jones Day
On May 16, 2018, the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement and an Amendment to the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act were enacted.
Keisen Associates
Its IP department has commented that until recently it had focused merely on gaining many patents to defend its products against competitors.
Jones Day
The Revisions will inevitably affect corporate governance of listed companies and will, therefore, impact not only listed companies but also their investors.
Keisen Associates
The Study Group for Industrial Competitiveness and Designs, a project particularly of the JPO's Design Division
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
In another article, we discussed how to fix various substantive errors in the description of a PCT application when entering the Japanese national phase
Fisher Phillips LLP
In response to increasing media reports of "karoshi" (employee death due to overwork), Japan has made some major changes to its Labor Standards Act of 1947. Under a recent amendment...
Keisen Associates
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.
Jones Day
The Act Regarding Anonymized Medical Data to Contribute to R&D in the Medical Field ("Next Generation Medical Infrastructure Act") ...
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea was enacted on May 18, 2018, and promulgated on May 25, 2018.
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Etc. was enacted on May 23, 2018, and promulgated on May 30, 2018.
Jones Day
On March 27, 2018, the Bill to Arrange Specified Integrated Resort Facilities Areas was submitted to the Diet. Pursuant to the Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Specified Integrated Resort ...
Jones Day
On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the Supreme Court (Second Petty Bench) ...
Keisen Associates
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.
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On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the Supreme Court (Second Petty Bench) ...
Jones Day
On March 27, 2018, the Bill to Arrange Specified Integrated Resort Facilities Areas was submitted to the Diet. Pursuant to the Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Specified Integrated Resort ...
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Etc. was enacted on May 23, 2018, and promulgated on May 30, 2018.
Jones Day
The Act of Partial Revision of the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea was enacted on May 18, 2018, and promulgated on May 25, 2018.
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
A while back, the "Ikinari! Steak" steak service patent was revoked. Now a patent that the JPO refused to invalidate in a challenge has gone up to the Supreme Court.
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
In another article, we discussed how to fix various substantive errors in the description of a PCT application when entering the Japanese national phase
Fisher Phillips LLP
In response to increasing media reports of "karoshi" (employee death due to overwork), Japan has made some major changes to its Labor Standards Act of 1947. Under a recent amendment...
Keisen Associates
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.
Jones Day
Under the draft guidelines, legally binding rules that will apply to the personal data transferred from the European Union to Japan based upon the European Union's adequacy decision.
Jones Day
The Act Regarding Anonymized Medical Data to Contribute to R&D in the Medical Field ("Next Generation Medical Infrastructure Act") ...
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