「Japan Patent & Trademark Update Issue 7」

1. Three Common Misconceptions about the Japanese Patent System (Atsushi Sato)

Ever since the Japan Patent Office (“JPO”) and the Intellectual Property High Court (“IP High Court”) began to issue statistics on patent applications and disputes in Japan, there have been ... Read more >>>

2. The Supreme Court Resolved a Battle Over a Trademark: Unfair Competition Claim vs. Trademark Right (Takeshi Hironaka)

On February 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Japan rendered its judgment in a case involving a “cross fire” between a non-registered, but allegedly well-known, ... Read more >>>

3. The Hague International Design Registration System - Important Things to Know When Designating Japan  (Miwa Hayashi / Koji Akanegakubo)

It has been two years since we reported Japan joining the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the Act). Since then, ... 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 >>>