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Orrick
On June 6, 2017, a committee within Japan's Fair Trade Commission published a report on competition policy and big data.
Orrick
A FIT facilities approval (setsubi nintei) under the old FIT Act may be deemed as a FIT business plan approval (jigyo nintei) subject to certain conditions under the new FIT Act.
Orrick
旧再エネ特措法上の設備認定は一定の条件の下で改正再エネ特措法上の事業認定とみなされますが、対象案件の新制度への移行を完了する
Orrick
On July 6, 2017, METI and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy released proposals for revision of laws and ordinances related to long-speculated restrictions on overloading.
Jones Day
The Act will come into force no later than one year from the date of promulgation on a date to be specified by a Cabinet Order.
Jones Day
This amendment will come into force no later than two years from the date of promulgation on a date to be specified by a Cabinet Order.
Jones Day
The "Act Regarding Anonymized Medical Data to Contribute to R&D in the Medical Field" ("Next Generation Medical Infrastructure Act" or "Act") was enacted in Japan on April 28, 2017...
Jones Day
On June 16, 2017, the "Guidelines Concerning Distribution Systems and Business Practices under the Antimonopoly Act" ("Guidelines") were amended.
Jones Day
On June 7, 2017, Japan signed the "Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" ("MLI").
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that ...
Orrick
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan‎ (available here).
Keisen Associates
The JPO is making its procedures for examining trademark applications that have been preceded by defectively filed applications more transparent after some confusion that caught up the media in Japan.
Keisen Associates
An old trademark associated with a failed business's old products, such as tape cassettes, seems like a hard sell.
Jones Day
The amendment to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("Amended FIEA") was enacted on May 17, 2017, and promulgated on May 24, 2017.
TMF Group
In part due to recent tragic events in the media relating to 'Karoshi' - or death from overwork - there is an increased public and political interest in better understanding and managing Japanese...
Keisen Associates
Reuters has published its ranking of the 2017 Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities listing 75 schools for technology and intellectual property.
Linklaters
In its 8 June 2017 judgment, TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd v China National Coal Group Corporation HCCT 23/2015, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that a PRC state-owned entity...
Orrick
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy recently released a policy promoting the use of biomass power generation as stable substitution for nuclear power to the maximum extent possible by fiscal year 2030.
Keisen Associates
In a possibly consequential decision, the IP High Court overturned the Tokyo District Court's infringement case decision against Debiopharm International S.A., judging that plaintiff Nichi-Iko's patent...
Keisen Associates
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict, even (some would say) overbearing with those who perform music that is covered by...
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Keisen Associates
An old trademark associated with a failed business's old products, such as tape cassettes, seems like a hard sell.
Orrick
The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) on June 28, 2017 issued its much-anticipated report into the state of the market for contracted long term LNG supplies into Japan‎ (available here).
Jones Day
The amendment to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("Amended FIEA") was enacted on May 17, 2017, and promulgated on May 24, 2017.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In June 2017, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) issued its conclusion on an earlier market study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) resale restrictions and cautioned that ...
Keisen Associates
The JPO is making its procedures for examining trademark applications that have been preceded by defectively filed applications more transparent after some confusion that caught up the media in Japan.
Kubota
Since January 1, 2016, the New PIPA has already become partially effective in the following areas.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Japan has seen significant investment in its renewable energy market, especially in solar photovoltaic ("PV") projects, since the introduction of the feed-in-tariff ("FIT") regime for renewable energy...
Keisen Associates
Reuters has published its ranking of the 2017 Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities listing 75 schools for technology and intellectual property.
TMF Group
In part due to recent tragic events in the media relating to 'Karoshi' - or death from overwork - there is an increased public and political interest in better understanding and managing Japanese...
Deloitte, Thomatsu Tax Co.
As part of Japan's BEPS reforms, Japanese domestic law was amended by the 2014 tax reforms to adopt the principles reflected in the 2010 OECD Report on the Attrition of Profits to Permanent Establishments.
Nishimura & Asahi
On May 25, 2016, in response to the progress of information and communications technology, etc., the Payment Services Act and several Finance Related Laws including the Banking Act...
Keisen Associates
In a possibly consequential decision, the IP High Court overturned the Tokyo District Court's infringement case decision against Debiopharm International S.A., judging that plaintiff Nichi-Iko's patent...
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