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L'Oréal v eBay clarification of online marketplace operators' liability for its users' trade mark infringement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Japan
  • September 29 2011

On 12 July 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down its highly anticipated decision in L'Oréal SA v eBay International AG.

Bringing the Japanese Copyright Act into the digital age
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Japan
  • February 28 2011

The Amendment Bill of the Japanese Copyright Act was cleared by the House of Representatives on 12 May 2009 and approved by the Upper House of Parliament on 12 June 2009.

Japan Patent Office and IPOS extend pilot Patent Prosecution Highway for another year till 1 July 2011
  • Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Singapore, Japan
  • October 27 2010

On 1 July 2009, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (the "IPOS") and the Japan Patent Office (the "JPO") launched a cooperative initiative called the Patent Prosecution Highway ("PPH") with a pilot period of one year, commencing on 1 July 2009.

Copyright Act modernized for the Internet age
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Japan
  • June 10 2010

In an effort to update and modernize Japan's copyright system in the age of the Internet, the National Diet recently adopted major amendments to the Copyright Act that came into effect on January 1, 2010 (the Revised Act).

Japan awards WiMax licenses, as DoCoMo forges handset alliance with Google
  • Paul Weiss
  • Japan
  • December 28 2007

There were two key developments this week that affected Japan’s wireless broadband market: the Japanese government awarded WiMax network licenses to Willcom and a partnership led by KDDI Corp., and NTT DoCoMo teamed up with Google to bring e-mail, web search and other Google features to i-Mode wireless phones.

Peter Luneau
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP