「Japan Patent & Trademark Update Issue 9」

1. Patent Lawsuits in Japan - What You Need to Know to Resolve Cross -Border Patent Disputes(Atsushi Sato)

The U.S. has been considered to be the premier venue for patent infringement litigation in recent memory. However, Japan should also be considered as an additional or an alternate venue ... Read more >>>

2. Japanese Supreme Court Decision on the Doctrine of Equivalents (“DOE”) in the Chemical Field(Makoto Shiraishi)

In this article, I would like to introduce Supreme Court case No. 2016(ju)1242, in which the Supreme Court maintained a decision by the Intellectual Property (IP) High Court, ... Read more >>>

3. Partial Design System - Part II: Enforcement of Rights for Partial Designs (1) (Rikiya Sato, Miwa Hayashi, Koji Akanegakubo)

In the previous article (Part I), we briefly presented the overview of the partial design system in Japan and introduced the recent trends, including the number of design applications filed ... Read more >>>

4. The IP High Court overturned the JPO Trial Board’s decision relating to likelihood of confusion with the famous Red Bull Mark(Shunji Sato)

During the festive season last year, TMI’s trademark team, representing Red Bull AG, secured another significant court victory in the global trademark dispute with Korean company, Bullsone. ... 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 >>>