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Dispelling the Myriad gene patent harmonization myth
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Japan, USA
  • April 30 2013

In the wake of the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Myriad "gene patent" case, most commentators are predicting that the Court will uphold the

Non-U.S. companies struggle to implement U.S.-style document retention policies
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • March 20 2014

Many of us in the U.S. legal community know that developing and implementing a defensible document retention policy is important, if not crucial, to

Japan finally signs Hague Child Abduction Convention
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia, Global, Japan
  • March 25 2014

On 24 January 2014, Japan became the 91st country to sign the Hague Child Abduction Convention (the Convention). The Convention's purpose is to

Japanese government to update reporting system after skin-whitening product scandal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Japan
  • December 6 2013

In light of the July 4, 2013, recall of some 4.6 million skin-whitening products that purportedly caused patchy skin lightening, de-pigmentation

New Russia-Ukraine sanctions: the G-7 responds to perceived violations of the Geneva Accords
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, USA
  • April 28 2014

On Monday, April 28th, the United States and Canada acted to adopt new sanctions against certain Russian individuals and entities (including several

  • LexField Law Offices
  • Japan
  • October 21 2016

商標評審委員会商評委は近日2015年商標評審案件行政訴訟状況のまとめと分析を発布した 分析では2015年商評委の裁定した案件で7,632件は行政訴訟手続きに入ったその中商評委の二審の勝訴率が70

Indirect tax update - November 2014
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia, Japan
  • November 4 2014

On 24 September 2014, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) issued Draft GST Ruling GSTR 2014D4 which sets out the Commissioner's preliminary views on the

Two High Court Decisions Relating to Reemployment after Retirement
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

Two notable successive court decisions relating to disputes concerning reemployment after retirement have been issued. First, on September 28, 2016

Japanese corporate governance is changing with the adoption of a new code in 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • February 3 2015

In the past, Japan may not have enjoyed high scores in the area of corporate governance, but this may change soon. The "Japan Revitalization Strategy

Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between MyIPO and JPO begins
  • KASS International
  • Japan, Malaysia
  • October 6 2014

The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) recently initiated the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot