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The ongoing partnership between the JPO, developing countries, and the WIPO

The ongoing partnership between the JPO, developing countries, and the WIPO

According to the JPO, it has dispatched patent examiners to ASEAN IP offices as long-term expertise. In order to create a stronger IP infrastructure, the JPO claims to collaborate with “our partners in developing economies.” The JPO has dispatched its patent examiners in Indonesia and Vietnam on a long-term basis to support those countries’ IP systems developed in conjunction with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a body responsible for managing Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The expatriates help to [...]

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Trademark difficulties when shoemaker Christian Louboutin tries to enter Japan’s market

Christian Louboutin, the Paris-based luxury shoemaker, has embarked on another trademark case in regard to their iconic red shoes. However, unlike other Western markets, the famous luxury shoemaker soon realizes that Japan has stricter rules of trademark registration for color applications.  Although the brand might sound unfamiliar to some, Christian Louboutin is one of the most famous luxury brands, specializing in its high-heel footwear.  While Louis Vuitton is known for its classic bags, Christian Louboutin made its name with its shiny [...]

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Multinational IP cooperation

On June 14, 2022, Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced breaking news that Osaka-based global document solutions provider Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. has chosen Anaqua’s AQX Corporate platform for integrated management of the company’s extensive patent portfolio. Anaqua is a privately-held company headquartered in Boston Massachusetts with offices across Europe and Asia. It is the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions.  Over the years, Anaqua has grown exponentially through the merger with [...]

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Hong Kong in collaboration with Japan and South Korea to fight IP violations

Hong Kong Customs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) in Japan and the Copyright Overseas Promotion Association (COA) in South Korea in the wake of the IP infringement contents of these 3 countries are currently at large in the Asia region.  Nowadays, with the overcovering of the Internet worldwide, the people from one jurisdiction are not limited to the contents of that jurisdiction anymore. Rather, one user from one country will be [...]

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Notes on Patent Practice in Japan

Each country follows its unique patent laws. The Japanese patent system is also distinctive in certain ways. The goal of this article is to give you with easy-to-understand notes on aspects of Japanese patent processes that may be distinctive. Human surgery, therapy, or diagnosis methods are not patentable under Japanese patent law. However, the fact is that the JPO’s decision of whether a claimed invention falls under this group is not always straightforward. Thus, carefully selecting the language of a [...]

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The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) cooperates with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) to fight piracy

The fight against piracy and counterfeiting has never been easy. IPOPHL has built up its reputation as one of the top IP Office that has the most actions condemning this state. Recently, as its latest effort, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has cooperated with the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) to fight piracy, especially for Philippine and Japanese works in their respective countries. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between IPOPHL and the Content Overseas [...]

The 3rd year of the PPH Program between India and Japan

The 3rd year of the PPH Program between India and Japan

From December 20, 2021, the IPO (Indian Patent Office) will begin accepting PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) applications. Bilateral relations between India and Japan have become very strong in recent years, and they are continuing to improve in all aspects with the progression of time, covering from commerce to strategic military alliances, as well as intellectual property rights. The Japan Patent Office (hereafter referred to as ‘JPO’) and the India Patent Office (hereinafter referred to as ‘IPO’) launched India’s first Patent Prosecution [...]

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INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

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 [...]

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