「Japan Patent & Trademark Update Issue 10」

1. Protection of AI Technology by Patents (Hiroshi Arai)

In recent years, due to improvements in the processing capability of computers, the technology surrounding machine learning such as deep learning has greatly advanced. AI technology is being developed ... Read more >>>

2. Japanese Grand Panel Decision on Inventive Step in the Chemical field (Masamichi Iwasaki)

In this article, I would like to introduce the following Japanese Grand Panel Case1 from the Intellectual Property High Court (IPHC). This case provides an aid in how to respond when receiving ... Read more >>>

3. Partial Design System - Part III: Enforcement of Rights for Partial Designs (2) (Rikiya Sato, Miwa Hayashi, Koji Akanegakubo)

Further to the previous article, we will now continue to introduce how partial designs work in the phase of enforcement of rights and what issues have actually been argued in lawsuits ... Read more >>>

4. Quasi-Consent System under Article 4-1-11 of the Trademark Act - How to Overcome Trademark Conflicts Between Parent Companies and Subsidiaries, etc. (Shunji Sato, Mami Ikeda, Junichi Murase)

Upon the introduction of the Trademark Examination Guidelines on April 1, 2017 (13th Amendment) (the “Amended Examination Guidelines”), a system under which an exclusion from the application ... Read more >>>

5. About TMI

Since our establishment on October 1, 1990, TMI Associates has grown rapidly to become a full-service law firm that offers valuable and comprehensive legal services ... Read more >>>