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Newsletter (No.3) October, 2020

We are now introducing practical legal information on our homepage which especially focuses on Court Decisions related to IP rights.

http://www.nakapat.gr.jp/en/legal_updates_eng/

This Newsletter summarizes legal information updated in the latest one month.

Patent

PATENT IP High Court Case No. 2019 (Gyo-ke) 10026; December 11, 2019 (Presiding Judge TSURUOKA)

“Fluid Pressure Cylinder and Clamp Device” Case: A case in which the Court found that new technical matters were added by an amendment (such an amendment was not permitted). ―The matter deleted by the amendment was a main means of solving the problem to be solved by the invention.

Trademark

Trademark Act IP High Court Decision of July 29, 2020 (Case No. 2020 [Gyo-Ke] 10006―Presiding Judge MORI)

A case in which the Court affirmed the Japan Patent Office’s decision which refused an application for registration of the mark “TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist.”, finding that the mark in question consisting of common characters corresponds to a “trademark which contains…the name…of another person” set forth in Article 4, Paragraph 1, Item 8 of the Trademark Act, and the mark in question is not acknowledged that the “registration of which has been approved by the person concerned” under the same Item.
September 29,2020

Publications & Lectures

Hironobu HATTORI (Mr.), patent attorney, and Akira Watanabe (Mr.), attorney at law and patent attorney, made a presentation at 5th International Online Conference “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” held in Moscow, Russia from October 1 to 2, 2020, through the internet.

Hideki Takaishi (Attorney at Law & Patent Attorney) (Publishing Manager)

Nakamura & Partners

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*The content of this newsletter provides general information and is not legal advice.

*Nakamura & Partners was founded in 1914 and provides comprehensive IP-related services both domestically and internationally as an international IP law firm.

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