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2017/05/11 Revision of Design Examination Guidelines in relation to "Shading", "Reference view" and "Lack of novelty"
2016/07/08 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2015
2016/06/23 The Revised Design Examination Guidelines regarding "graphic image on a screen" designs entered into force on April 1, 2016, in Japan
2015/06/29 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2014

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2017/05/24 Influences of the Supreme Court Decisions in June 2015 on the Practice of Product-by-Process (PBP) Claims
2017/05/02 IP High Court Grand Panel Decision and Supreme Court Decision Establishing New Interpretive Criteria for the Doctrine of Equivalents (DoE)
2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2017/02/17 Summary of IP High Court Grand Panel Decision on Scope of Patent Right with Registered Patent Term Extension

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2017/05/12 Tendency of JPO's Examination Practice of New-Type Trademarks in First Two Years following 2015 Trademark Law Revision
2017/04/24 Recent Court Cases relating to Trademark Infringement on the Internet
2016/07/08 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2015
2015/06/29 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2014

TreatiesView more

2016/04/28 Revisions to the Japan Patent Law as Preparations for the Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
- Summary of the 2015 revision (effective from April 1, 2016) -
2015/04/08 Japanese Design Applications can be filed
through the HAGUE SYSTEM on and after May 13, 2015
2014/05/08 Revision of Japanese Design Law
for Acceding to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement
2012/07/11 WIPO published 2011 PCT Statistics

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