April 19, 2019


2019 Revisions to the Patent and Design Laws, etc. Part I: Revisions relating to infringement lawsuits

A new bill to revise the Patent Law, the Design Law, etc., was adopted by the Cabinet on March 1, 2019, and is expected to be enforced by the end of 2019. The revisions planned to be introduced by the bill include: (i) Revisions for improving the litigation system for IP right infringement; and (ii) Revisions for expanding and improving the design protection system. This article summarizes the revisions relating to item (i): improvement in the litigation system for IP infringement.