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January 2024 [Legal Affairs] Newsletter

May issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter Japan Patent Office: Announces guidelines for designated goods and designated services regarding virtual space and non-fungible tokens (NFT) On March 5, 2024, the Japan Patent Office announced guidelines for designated goods and designated services regarding virtual space and non-fungible tokens (NFT). ) guidelines for designated goods and designated services have been published. In recent years, the use of virtual space for business has progressed.

February 2024 [General] Newsletter

May Issue [General] Newsletter 5th Japan-ASEAN Patent Experts Meeting On March XNUMX, XNUMX, the XNUMXth Japan-ASEAN Patent Expert Meeting will be held by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the intellectual property offices of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. The ASEAN Patent Experts Meeting was held online. The above meeting will be held in Singapore on September XNUMX, XNUMX.

January 2024 [Legal Affairs] Newsletter

April Issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter Relaxation of Procedures for Applying Exception to Loss of Novelty Video released on the Patent Office's YouTube channel In the explanatory video series currently available on the Patent Office's YouTube channel, we have introduced the following in our newsletter: A video regarding the revised law has been released regarding “Procedures for applying exceptions to loss of novelty of designs”

February 2024 [General] Newsletter

April Issue [General] Newsletter About the patent application non-disclosure system We have introduced the patent application non-disclosure system several times in this newsletter, and it will finally start from May 4st of this year. The Japan Patent Office has already released detailed information, but on February 5 this year, the Japan Patent Office announced the initial examination and advance confirmation system for prohibiting foreign applications.

February 2024 [General] Newsletter

March Issue [General] Newsletter 3 US Patent Acquisition Ranking by Company The US Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) has announced the 2023 patent acquisition ranking by company. According to IPO, 2023 patents were issued in 2023 (down 312,486% from the previous year). In the ranking, Samsung Electron

January 2024 [Legal Affairs] Newsletter

March issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter Trends in design registration applications for new objects of protection Filed on the Japan Patent Office website on February 3th for new objects of protection based on the revised Design Act (enforced on April 2, 8) Since the trends have been made public, we will be posting them in this newsletter for the first time in a while. According to this, "images", "buildings", and "interior interiors" are now subject to new protection.

January 2024 [Legal Affairs] Newsletter

February issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter Chinese Designs: Amendments to the Patent Law Implementation Regulations and Examination Guidelines will take effect on January 2024, 1 After the 20th revision of the Patent Law went into effect in China on June 2021, 6. Although it took a long time to revise the Patent Law Implementation Regulations and Patent Examination Guidelines, the revised law will finally come into effect on January 1, 4.

February 2024 [General] Newsletter

February Issue [General] Newsletter Extension of the Japan-Thailand and Japan-Indonesia Patent Prosecution Highway Trial Programs The Japan-Thailand Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) was scheduled to end on December 2, 2023. The implementation period of both the pilot program and the Japan-Indonesia PPH pilot program has been extended. concrete

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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 Affairs] Newsletter

January Issue [Legal Affairs] Newsletter Relaxation of procedures for applying exceptions to loss of novelty that came into effect on January 6, 1 Amendments to the "relaxation of procedures for applying exceptions to loss of novelty of designs" that we have reported in our newsletter However, it will come into effect on January 1, 6. For applications filed after this date, the person with the right to receive a design registration (right

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