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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...
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...
Jones Day
The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017.
Jones Day
Due to the uncovering of clinical research misconduct in the past few years, the Clinical Research Act was enacted on April 7, 2017, and was promulgated on April 14, 2017.
Jones Day
On April 14, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill to partially amend the Civil Code ("Bill"). The Bill is under deliberation in the House of Councilors and is expected to be enacted...
Keisen Associates
The JPO recently issued the JPO Status Report 2017 (in Japanese and English) to give the public a better idea of how the JPO is working to improve its services. Commissioner Yoshinori Komiya...
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.
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.
Keisen Associates
While Asian countries are often seen as loose on copyright infringement, the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict...
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.
Linklaters
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Herbert Smith Freehills
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...
Orrick
Amendments to Japan's FIT Act went into force on 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.
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
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...
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