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Amendment to Trademark Act of Japan - new marks, including color marks and sound marks, can be protected

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • September 4 2014

After much debate over several years, the Trademark Act of Japan (Act No. 127 of April 13, 1959) has been amended to finally allow registration of

Framework for amendment to Japan's Personal Information Protection Act

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • August 28 2014

On June 24, 2014, Japan's Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunication Network Society ("IT Strategy

Asia-Pacific labor & employment news - summer 2014

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan
  • -
  • August 20 2014

According to statistics published in May 2013, Taiwan has more than 590,000 agency workers, and that number is continually rising at an unprecedented

Global tax update - Japan - May 2014

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • May 12 2014

Under the most recent tax reform, approved by the Diet in March, Japan has changed its general tax rules applicable to a foreign corporation having a

Arbitration in Japan: grasping the nettle?

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore
  • -
  • March 5 2014

International arbitration remains a boon for Asia, and far from resting on its laurels, the region has responded impressively by effecting myriad

Amendment to Japanese Real Estate Joint Enterprise Actwill it benefit overseas investors? Yes, it will

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • January 22 2014

An amendment to the Joint Enterprise Act,1 which was enacted on June 17, 2013, has taken effect as from December 20, 2013. Under the amendment, if a

Renewable energy in Japan: one year after the implementation of the feed-in tariff law

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • August 8 2013

In the year since the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities (the "Act") became

Amendment to the Japanese Real Estate Joint Enterprise Act: will it benefit overseas investors?

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • July 24 2013

The TMK scheme and the GKTK scheme are typically used by overseas investors as tax-efficient schemes for real estate investment in Japan. Of such

Japan's IP high court relaxes requirements to prove lost profits to favor patent owners in patent infringement suit

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • April 23 2013

On February 1, 2013, the Intellectual Property High Court of Japan ("IP High Court") issued an en banc decision in Sangenic Intl. Ltd. v. Aprica

Court rules on freezing bank accounts

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • March 28 2013

If a debtor defaults on a loan agreement, the financial institution may collect that loan from the debtor's ordinary deposit through acceleration and