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SHIGA IP NEWS Vol. 52 (June 2018) highlights the following topics:
JPO Releases List of Prospective Times to Begin Examination of Unexamined Patent Applications
Nintendo Files Lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against COLOPL regarding Popular Smartphone Game
JPO Appeal Decision on Distinctiveness of a Foreign Word Mark
Recent IP High Court Case: Suit against JPO Trial Decision regarding Inventive Step (Remarkable Effect)

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2018-01-01 51 - Period for Exception to Loss of Novelty Extended from 6 to 12 Months
- New TPP Trade Deal Suspends 20 Items Including Intellectual Property among the 11 Nations Participating in the TPP Amid the Absence of the U.S.
- Recent IPHC Case: Determination of Inventive Step in Request to Rescind Trial Decision (H28 (Gyo-ke)10265)
2017-10-01 50 - Average FA Term is 9.5 Months and Patent Grant Rate is 75.8%
- Recent IP High Court Case: Appeal against JPO Trial Decision regarding Support Requirements
- JPO Considering Protection of Brand Designs with a View to Design Law Revision
- JPO Appeal Decision on Similarity of Services
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Issue Source Title Author
2017-10-01 MIP Tips for using the post-grant opposition system Masayuki Ogura
2015-07-10 Lexology How to Examine “Product-by-Process” Claim in Japan Kentaro Horie
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