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Tapestry Alert: Global Update
  • Tapestry Compliance LLP
  • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand
  • February 5 2016

In the Tapestry Global Update webinar on 20 January, we gave an overview of tax and regulatory changes over the last few months of 2015 and the start


Current Trend of Business-Related Invention in Japan - Allowance rate has increased up to approximately 64 (2014)
  • Yuasa and Hara
  • Japan
  • February 4 2016

Statistics regarding the current trend in business-related inventions have been published on the website of the Japanese Patent Office. The main


Patent Term Extensions in Japan - Supreme Court revises JPO examination practice
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, Japan
  • February 3 2016

Patent laws in some, but not all, jurisdictions allow the extension of the term of a patent (normally 20 years) for a pharmaceutical substance. Such


Revised Examination Guidelines and Revised Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan - applied to examination to be conducted on or after October 1, 2015
  • Yuasa and Hara
  • Japan
  • February 1 2016

On September 18, 2015, the Japan Patent Office published Revised Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan (“Revised Examination


Revision of Governmental Fees regarding Patent and Trademark
  • Yuasa and Hara
  • Japan
  • February 1 2016

The 2015 law revising part of the Patent Law, etc. (simply referred to as Law No. 55 of 2015) was promulgated on July 10 this year and necessary


Getting the deal through: Cybersecurity 2016
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Austria, European Union, France, Germany, Global, India, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 31 2016

With interconnectivity and use of digital storage expanding, cyberthreats posed by nation states, commercial competitors, company insiders


Corporate Crime Update - January 2016 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • January 29 2016

In previous updates, we have reported on the accounting irregularities at Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba), in which Toshiba admitted that it had


Japan Legal Update, Vol. 10: December 2015January 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 28 2016

On November 11, 2015, a cabinet order setting the effective date of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective


The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - How Parties Will Resolve Disputes
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Australia, Brunei, Peru, Singapore, USA, Vietnam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand
  • January 28 2016

Chapter 28 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) establishes a State-to-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) for settling disputes


Changes in Extension of Time Limit for OA Response - Effective on April 1, 2016
  • Yuasa and Hara
  • Japan
  • January 27 2016

Regarding a request for extending the time limit for responding to the office action that is made after the enforcement of the Act to Partially Amend