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The Bill to Partially Amend the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea Submitted to the Diet
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

On October 18, 2016, the Japanese Government submitted to the Diet a bill to partially amend the Commercial Code and the Act on International

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

Recent IP High Court case: case for employee’s invention related to tamsulosin hydrochloride (IP High Court Case No. H24 (ne)-10052)
  • Shiga International Patent Office
  • Japan
  • August 29 2014

Recently, some researchers have filed suits against their companies and gained significant remuneration for their inventions, for example, the blue

The Japanese Supreme Court’s recent rulings on television program copyrights and space-shifting
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • May 25 2011

In an ongoing battle between owners of television program copyrights and the entrepreneurs who develop innovative technologies to widely distribute their work to viewers, on January 18 and 20, 2011 the Supreme Court of Japan heard two cases involving the "space shifting" of streamed television programs, or the transfer of programs to remote receivers around the world for recording and viewing

Tokyo District Court refuses to find that an arbitral award is contrary to the morality or public policy of Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • June 21 2010

On 26 February 2010, the Tokyo High Court upheld the Tokyo District Court's Decision No. 3 of 28 July 2009, refusing to overturn an arbitral award pursuant to Japan's Arbitration Law of 2003 (the "Arbitration Law"

Japan proposes to reform JFTC hearing procedure for antitrust violations
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • March 25 2010

The Japanese government has proposed significant changes to the procedures for challenging orders issued for antitrust violations by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC

Proposed transfer pricing documentation requirements and impact on taxpayers
  • White & Case LLP
  • Japan
  • January 27 2010

On December 22, 2009, the Government Tax Commission issued its "Outline of 2010 Tax Reforms" ("2010 Outline"

Major record producers challenge JFTC ruling
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • October 30 2008

Sony Music Entertainment together with three major record producers in Japan have filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo High Court challenging a July 2008 ruling by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) that the companies engaged in unfair trade practices and concerted refusals to deal