「Japan Patent & Trademark Update Issue 6」

1. Features of Patent Cases at Japanese Courts - System for justices / judges appointments - (Shuhei Shiotsuki)

Patent lawsuits in Japan fall within the jurisdiction of the Intellectual Property High Court, the Tokyo District Court and the Osaka District Court. This is the result of the 2001 report from ... Read more >>>

2. Post-Grant Review “Opposition” Update (Toshifumi Onuki)

On Issue 1 of this newsletter, one of my colleagues briefly explained newly introduced the post-grant review “Opposition” system, which is revival of the old ... Read more >>>

3. “Reebok ROYAL FLAG” trademark cases - Similarity of Combination Marks - (Seiji Kurishita)

Last year, the Intellectual Property High Court (“IPHC”) rendered decisions regarding the similarity between combination marks under the Reebok brand and a prior ... Read more >>>

4. 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 >>>