Change of Laws & SystemsView more

2018/07/09 Novelty Grace Period in Japan Extended to 1 Year
-Applicable to Disclosure on and after Dec. 9, 2017-
2017/05/11 Revision of Design Examination Guidelines in relation to "Shading", "Reference view" and "Lack of novelty"
2016/07/14 Revisions to Examination Guidelines for PTE Applications In Response to Supreme Court Decisions on Genentech v. JPO Cases
2016/06/23 Revisions Made to the Japan Patent Law Relating to Employee Invention System (made effective on April 1, 2016)

Commentaries on SystemsView more

2017/11/10 GI registrations for "Prosciutto di Parma"
2017/05/12 Tendency of JPO's Examination Practice of New-Type Trademarks in First Two Years following 2015 Trademark Law Revision
2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2016/05/23 Review of Current Status of Post-Grant Opposition System in Comparison with Invalidation Trial System

PrecedentsView more

2017/12/06 Protection of "Shop Exterior" under the Unfair Competition Prevention Law
2017/10/17 Court Cases Related to Picture Provided by Image Display for Operation of Article
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)

StatisticsView more

2018/05/16 IP Statistics May 2018 in Japan
2017/10/31 IP Statistics in Japan --October 2017--
2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2016/07/08 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2015

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