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Analyzing the Standard Essential Patents licensing environment in Japan

Analyzing the Standard Essential Patents licensing environment in Japan

The Interim Report (the report) of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Study Group on Licensing Environment of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) was published on July 26, 2021. The following is a summary of the outline. The study Group’s objectives The study band was established based on the following SEP aspects: The significance of SEPs Because of the rising complexity of technologies and widespread usage of standards, the number of SEP declarations has risen dramatically in recent years. Licenses between different [...]

Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee is granted the protection of geographical indications in Japan

Vietnam’s Luc Ngan lychee is granted the protection of geographical indications in Japan 

On December 15, 2019, after more than 5 years of negotiation between the two countries, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan has sent a letter to the Plant Protection Department announcing that the Vietnamese lychees have been granted the GI certificate in Japan. This means that this type of lychees in Bac Giang province can be exported directly to Japan. Throughout history, this is the first Vietnamese product to be granted a geographical indication certificate in [...]

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

Japan refused the AINU trademark of a Chinese citizen

On March 23, 2021, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) rejected a trademark application for a Chinese national living in Shenzhen because it used the name of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people. According to JPO, the AINU application was filed in March 2020 for electronic technology products such as smartphone cases and computer mice. However, this application received heavy criticism from Ainu people – the indigenous Japanese living in Hokkaido. They see this action as a dark strategy to commercialize their culture [...]

Japan Trademark Law: 7 Highlighted Notes You Need To Know

Japan trademark  – Japan trademark law – procedures of Japan Trademark Japan trademark law has become a necessary requirement that Japanese Government must concern. Japan Trademark Act (Act No. 127 of 1959) provides provisions to procedures of Japan Trademark. The following highlights all major contents of Japan trademark law. Following the provision of Trademark Act, a trademark can be known as a sign used to distinguish goods/services of different organizations/individuals. A sign is considered a trademark when it satisfies conditions provided in Trademark Act: It [...]

Procedure of Trademark In Vietnam

Procedure of Trademark in Japan

Procedure of trademark in Japan shall include the following steps:   Step 1: Trademark Search in Japan (Optional)   Trademark search is not compulsory. However, in order to know the availability of your trademark before officially filing a new trademark in Japan, it is highly recommended that you should conduct the trademark search.   The trademark search in Japan shall be available within 5-7 days   Step 2: Trademark filing in Japan   The trademark procedure in Japan shall take about 6-8 months counted from the filing date. [...]

Required documents of filing trademark in China

Required documents of filing trademark in Japan

Required documents of filing trademark in Japan include: + Power of Attorney: Sign only + Other document: + Sample of trademarks to file in Japan + Goods/Services used under the trademark (if you know the International Class, send us your class). Otherwise, we will classify by our own end when receiving the lists of goods/services under the trademark. + Name and address of the applicant Please send us the required documents of trademark in Japan to the following email: [email protected] Required documents of filing trademark [...]

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