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Patent enforcement through the courts in Japan
  • SUGIMURA & Partners
  • Global, Japan
  • June 12 2017

A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in Japan


Falling in Love in a Foreign Country
  • YUASA and HARA
  • Japan
  • April 5 2017

Human beings are complicated. This is probably because human beings are creatures falling in love. I believe that there is no difference on this


Suntory and Asahi settle non-alcoholic beer patent litigation
  • Nishimura & Asahi
  • Japan
  • October 31 2016

On January 16 2015 Suntory Holdings KK - which owned the patent for a non-alcoholic beer-flavoured drink with a low-extract adjusted pH solution -


Japan Legal Update, Vol. 17 - August 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • August 28 2016

On July 1, 2016, the Supreme Court (first petty bench) issued a decision (the "Decision") that may have a material impact on Japanese M&A practice


Judgment in relation to the doctrine of equivalents made by the large collegiate body of the Intellectual Property High Court
  • YUASA and HARA
  • Japan
  • July 21 2016

The subject case is a case in which a demand for the suspension of the import, sales, etc. of a formulation, etc. Is approved based on a patent right


Tokyo District Court rules that “US-style” dismissal is invalid
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • May 6 2016

Article 16 of the Japanese Labour Contracts Act provides that “If a termination lacks objectively reasonable grounds and is not considered to be


A clause that provides that a dispute can only be settled in a foreign court, has been declared to be invalid (Tokyo District Court, February 15, 2016)
  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Japan
  • April 12 2016

In this case, Shimano Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Shimano”), a Japanese supplier of Apple, Inc. (“Apple”), filed a suit against Apple, in the Tokyo


Tokyo District Court ruled that business card folders are not protected as trade secret (Tokyo District Court, October 22, 2015)
  • Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
  • Japan
  • April 12 2016

In this case, the Plaintiff filed a lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction against the Defendant, who was a director of the Plaintiff and took


Mine, yours or ours? - cutting edge copyright issue for hairdresser & photographer
  • YUASA and HARA
  • Japan
  • March 10 2016

In Japan, we celebrate a New Year on January 1 rather than the Chinese New Year in February. As always, I visited my parent's house in Tokyo in


High Court upholds registering and enforcing foreign judgments in Australia against foreign states
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • January 15 2016

In Firebird Global Master Fund II Ltd v Republic of Nauru 2015 HCA 43 the High Court of Australia (High Court) considered the issue of state