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May 2024 [Legal] Newsletter

May Issue [Legal] Newsletter Japan Patent Office: Publishes Guidelines for Designated Goods and Services Related to Virtual Space and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) On March 29, 2024, the Japan Patent Office published guidelines for designated goods and services related to virtual space and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In recent years, the use of virtual space for business has progressed.

May 2024 [General] Newsletter

May Issue [General] Newsletter The 4th Japan-ASEAN Patent Experts Meeting On March 13, 2024, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the intellectual property offices of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held the 4th Japan-ASEAN Patent Experts Meeting online.

Introducing new patent examination cases related to AI-related technology

As of March 6, 3, the Japan Patent Office has added new patent examination cases related to AI-related technologies to the "Patent and Utility Model Examination Handbook." In addition, on the Japan Patent Office website "About explanatory materials for cases related to AI-related technologies," ・Materials explaining 13 newly added cases in slide format ・Full text of all cases related to AI-related technologies

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