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Revision of Design Examination Guidelines in relation to "Shading", "Reference view" and "Lack of novelty"

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  • Change of Laws & Systems

Abstract
As from April 1, 2017, with regard to Japanese design applications, the number of first Office Actions based on a lack of description relating to shading may decrease, since the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has partially revised the Design Examination Guidelines for the relevant parts.

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