Sept. 9, 2020
As you may be aware, it usually takes about 11 to 14 months from the filing date of an application before the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issues either a first Office Action or a Notice of Allowance in a trademark application.
June 29, 2020
Further to our previous report on the revision of the Design Act, there have been several revisions to the Patent Act and other IP-related acts.
May 15, 2020
One of our attorneys joins as a guest at “Berggren Live Radio”, which is an Internet broadcast program of an IP law firm Berggren, Finland.
May 1, 2020
The revisions to the Design Law promulgated on May 17, 2019, came into effect on April 1, 2020.
Apr. 28, 2020
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has announced relief measures regarding the handling of procedures related to patents, utility models, designs and trademarks that are affected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Apr. 7, 2020
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in relation to COVID-19 pandemic in several cities including Tokyo metropolitan city until May 6, 2020.
Apr. 3, 2020
On April 3, 2020, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) made an announcement regarding the effect of COVID-19 on procedures such as the filing of patents, utility models, designs and trademarks.
Mar. 24, 2020
The IP High Court decision established criteria for determining the amount of damages as stipulated in Article 102(1) of the Patent Law of Japan.
Jan 27, 2020
In the present case, an inventive step of an invention relating to an ophthalmic formulation containing a doxepin derivative for treating allergic eye diseases was at issue.
Nov. 18, 2019
APAA 2019 - The 70th Council Meeting Taipei, Taiwan, November 9-12, 2019.
APAA (ASIAN PATENT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION) Council Meeting was held in Taiwan.
Three attorneys participated in the meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.
Sept. 27, 2019
2019 AIPPI World Congress London UK, September 15-19.
AIPPI World Congress was held in UK.
A patent attorney participated in the meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.
July 11, 2019
Criteria for Determining an Amount of Damages: the “Carbon dioxide-containing viscous composition” Case
In this Grand Panel case, criteria for determining damages under Articles 102(2) and (3) of the Patent Law were clarified.