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Keisen Associates
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a proposal from his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)'s Intellectual Property Strategy Investigation Committee on May 17
Keisen Associates
Over the past several months, a debate over a website hosting free (pirated) manga (Japanese comic) content, Mangamura("Manga Village") and similar sites.
Keisen Associates
Japan's Intellectual Property High Court's seventh chief judge, Makiko Takabe, was installed on May 5, 2018.
Keisen Associates
Japan's Intellectual Property High Court's seventh chief judge, Makiko Takabe, was installed on May 5, 2018. Her inaugural greeting is now available on the IP High Court's website.
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 ...
Crowe MacKay LLP
Japanese lawmakers are scheduled to submit a bill in the ongoing Parliamentary session that would amend the Health Promotion Law to completely ban smoking inside schools, hospitals and government offices.
Keisen Associates
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, ranked in the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world in sales, is seeking to grow its technological base with a merger by a $64 billion purchase of Ireland's Shire.
Jones Day
The UCPA Amendment Bill aims to create an environment that will further facilitate the use of data, given the ongoing development of information technology.
Keisen Associates
Kikkoman Corporation, a major producer of soy sauce in Japan, succeeded with its trademark application for its well-known sauce dispensing bottle.
Keisen Associates
We are asked from time to time if a power of attorney (POA) is truly necessary when filing a case before the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
Keisen Associates
Comparatively speaking, the requirements for the design of an icon are quite strict with the JPO.
Jones Day
From March 12, 2018, the Legal Affairs Bureau began the expedited processing of applications for registrations of incorporation of stock companies and limited liability companies.
Jones Day
On January 31, 2018, the National Tax Agency issued a brochure titled "Q&A Concerning CFC Rules as Amended by the 2017 Tax Reform," which provides questions and typical examples...
Jones Day
On February 14, 2018, the Companies Act (in relation to Corporate Governance, etc.) Sub-Committee of the Legislative Council prepared an Interim Proposal for the Amendment...
Keisen Associates
The JPO published its JPO Status Report 2018 recently, including reports on the JPO's activities in promoting IP domestically and globally. Its "Facts and Events 2017" section highlights some of the standards in examination.
Withers LLP
This country-specific guide produced with Chambers and Partners provides an overview to tax laws and regulations which can impact clients with a financial interest in Japan.
Keisen Associates
The JPO is extending its Patent Prosecution Highway programs for accelerated examinations of patent applications allowed in the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) ...
Keisen Associates
JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers), as noted in "JASRAC Sues Establishments for Copyright Infringement" last year, began waging litigation...
Jones Day
On December 7, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission released a draft amendment to the Enforcement Regulation of Personal Information Protection Act (source document in Japanese) for public comments.
Keisen Associates
The Japan Platform for Patent Information (JPlat-Pat), the online search engine for Japanese and related intellectual property applications, is now refined to be able to perform more detailed...
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Keisen Associates
The JPO published its JPO Status Report 2018 recently, including reports on the JPO's activities in promoting IP domestically and globally. Its "Facts and Events 2017" section highlights some of the standards in examination.
Jones Day
From March 12, 2018, the Legal Affairs Bureau began the expedited processing of applications for registrations of incorporation of stock companies and limited liability companies.
Jones Day
On February 14, 2018, the Companies Act (in relation to Corporate Governance, etc.) Sub-Committee of the Legislative Council prepared an Interim Proposal for the Amendment...
Keisen Associates
Comparatively speaking, the requirements for the design of an icon are quite strict with the JPO.
Jones Day
On January 31, 2018, the National Tax Agency issued a brochure titled "Q&A Concerning CFC Rules as Amended by the 2017 Tax Reform," which provides questions and typical examples...
Withers LLP
This country-specific guide produced with Chambers and Partners provides an overview to tax laws and regulations which can impact clients with a financial interest in Japan.
Keisen Associates
We are asked from time to time if a power of attorney (POA) is truly necessary when filing a case before the Japan Patent Office (JPO).
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...
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?
Jones Day
The UCPA Amendment Bill aims to create an environment that will further facilitate the use of data, given the ongoing development of information technology.
Keisen Associates
The JPO is extending its Patent Prosecution Highway programs for accelerated examinations of patent applications allowed in the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) ...
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.
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