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Japan Patent Attorney Association recently announced a critical error with "J-Platpat" (Official Japanese IP database). Due to an internal systematic error, some trademark cases were not properly picked up when a trademark search was conducted.
[News Flash] Supreme Court’s Decision Relating to Product-By-Process Claims
A new edition of the examination guidelines of similar goods/services has been published by the Japan Patent Office, on December 18, 2018. The Japan Patent Office will apply the new edition of the examination guidelines to all trademark applications filed after January 1, 2019.
Starting from April 1, 2015, new types of trademarks including a "Colour Mark without–delineated contour" have become registrable in Japan. Since then, 7 trademarks have been registered......