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February 2024 [Legal] Newsletter

February Issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter China Design: Revisions to the Patent Law Implementing Regulations and Examination Guidelines to Come into Effect on January 4, XNUMX Since the fourth amendment to the Patent Law came into effect in China on June XNUMX, XNUMX, it has taken some time to revise the Patent Law Implementing Regulations and Patent Examination Guidelines, but the revised law will finally come into effect on January XNUMX, XNUMX.

February 2024 [General] Newsletter

February Issue [General] Newsletter Extension of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programs between Japan and Thailand and between Japan and Indonesia The implementation periods of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between Japan and Thailand and the PPH pilot program between Japan and Indonesia, which were scheduled to end on December 31, 2023, have both been extended.

About common naming

Introduction Common naming of goods and services refers to a name that was originally named as a name for goods or services, but as a result of being widely used, it is no longer recognized as an identification mark for one's own or other goods, and is now used as a general name. It means that it has become. If this common name change occurs before the decision is made, the trademark cannot be registered (Article 3, Paragraph 1, Item 1 of the Trademark Law);

List of newsletters distributed in the past

If you would like to receive the newsletter, please contact us by email and include the email address of your desired recipient. It will be distributed from the next month's issue. 2024 JANUARY 2024 <[General] Newsletter> 1. Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum held

January 2024 [Legal] Newsletter

January Issue [Legal] Newsletter: Relaxation of procedures for exceptions to lack of novelty to be implemented on January 1, 2024 The amendments to the "Relaxation of procedures for exceptions to lack of novelty to designs" that we have been reporting in our newsletter will be implemented on January 1, 2024. For applications made after this date, the person who has the right to obtain a design registration (

January 2024 [General] Newsletter

January Issue [General] Newsletter Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum to be held The Japan Patent Office and the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training will hold the Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2024 on January 25, 2024. The Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum is a forum for people interested in management and intellectual property strategies amid the dramatic changes in the environment surrounding business and intellectual property.

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