Until quite recently, “Catchphrases” or “Slogans” have been rejected in the examination in principle, due to a lack of distinctiveness. However, the JPO recently changed its practice, and will now be ......
Our office relocated to the following address as of May 2, 2016, due to increased personnel and the redevelopment in the area for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
[News Flash] Outline of Amended Patent Law Effective April 1, 2016
Japan Patent Office made an announcement on January 18, 2016 that official fees will be reduced from April 1, 2016. As a result, trademark registration fees will be reduced by ......
[News Flash] Supreme Court’s Decision Relating to Product-By-Process Claims
The 2014 Revision of the Patent Law, etc. will go into force on April 1, 2015. This revision relates to the Patent Law, Design Law, Trademark Law, etc., and involves important aspects in prosecution in Japan.
For your information, we summarize the revision below. We have also prepared and attach hereto an outline of the post-grant opposition system that is considered to be of particular interest among the matters of the revision.
Japan Patent Office has made an announcement on January 23, 2015 that new trademark law will be enforced from April 1, 2015.
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