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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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