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SHIGA IP NEWS Vol. 54 (February 2019) highlights the following topics:
Lawsuit Filed against Biosimilars for Usage Patent Related to Breast Cancer
Cup Noodle’s Packaging Registered as Position Mark
JPO Considering Revisions to Japanese Design Law
Number of Accelerated Examinations Exceeds 20,000
JPO Appeal Decision on Judging Similarity of Goods
Implementation of “Fast-Track Trademark Examinations”
“Steak Delivery System” Invention Protected as Patent

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2018-06-01 52 - 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)
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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2014-11-01 Lexology Revision of Japanese Trademark Law Tomohiro Gyoda
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