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Japanese National Holidays

2018

Oct. 5, 2018APAA 18th General Assembly and 68th & 69th Council Meetings
Sep. 11, 2018AIPPI World Congress 2018 in Cancun
Jul. 20, 2018Notes for Hague System Users to Designate Japan
Apr. 13, 20182018 BIO International Convention in Boston
Mar. 30, 2018140th INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Mar. 2, 2018The Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Requirements for the Infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalents

2017

Nov. 9, 2017Mr. Yazaki Receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
Sep. 21, 2017APAA 67th Council Meeting
Sep. 21, 2017AIPPI World Congress 2017 in Sydney
Mar. 27, 2017The Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel Decision on the Requirements for Infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalents
Mar. 14, 2017139th INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona

2016

Nov. 11, 2016Mr. Teruhisa MOTOMIYA was interviewed by NHK about family crest trademark.
Nov. 4, 2016Three of our lawyers and attorneys are listed in "Who's Who Legal: Japan 2016".
Oct. 13, 2016APAA 66th Council Meeting in Bali.
Sep. 23, 2016AIPPI World Congress 2016 in Milan.
Jul. 15, 2016China-Japan-Korea AIPPI Trilateral Meeting in Xining.

2014

Nov. 11, 2014Mr. Kurose Receives APAA Enduring Award
June. 5, 2014Mr. Kurose and Mr. Miyajima contributed an article "Anti-Counterfeiting 2014, Japan"in World Trademark Review magazine.
Feb. 5, 2014Mr. Kurose, Mr. Miyajima and Mr. Soeda coauthored the article "The Japanese designs regime" for "Designs: A Global Guide 2014"

2013

May. 1, 2013Office Relocation
May. 1, 2013Mr. Kurose and Mr. Miyajima contributed an article "Anti-Counterfeiting 2013, Japan"in World Trademark Review magazine.

2012

Apr. 2, 2012Mr. Kurose contributed an article "Anti-Counterfeiting 2012, Japan"in World Trademark Review magazine.

2010

Oct. 4, 2010Mr. Sorimachi contributed an article to "- Managing Intellectual Property - Life Science IP Focus 2010". [PDF file : 53KB]
Apr. 5, 2010Mr. Kurose will attend "The 2010 LES International Conference" as a guest speaker.

2009

Oct. 26, 2009Mr. Yokota contributed an article to "- Managing Intellectual Property - Life Science IP Focus 2009 7th edition". [PDF file : 81KB]

2008

Nov. 10, 2008Mr. Isogai contributed an article to the latest issue of "World Intellectual Property Review". [PDF file : 116KB]
Aug. 20, 2008Mr. Kurose attended "Obtaining and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Russia" as a guest speaker.
Feb. 6, 2008Mr. Isogai contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. [PDF file : 440KB]

2007

Jun. 27, 2007Mr. Katada lectured about "Revision of the Japanese Patent Law" at the workshop in Daejeon on June 11, 2007. [PDF file : 251KB]
Jun. 9, 2007Mr. Isogai made a presentation about trial for invalidation and trial for correction, at "AIPPI-China-Japan-Korea" trilateral meeting in Seoul. [PDF file : 280KB]
Apr. 26, 2007Mr. Takamura contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. You can also gain access to a short column which our lawyer, Mr. Takada, wrote for this magazine. [PDF file : 606KB]
Mar. 30, 20072007 amendment to Japanese patent law Question & Answer

2006

Nov. 23 - 24, 2006Mr. Okada, Mr. Nakagawa, Mr. Takamura, and Ms. Funabashi will attend the Asia pacific IP forum in Hong Kong and host the Japan session.
Oct. 30, 2006Mr. Asakura has talked a little more about "Design Protection in Japan" at the workshop in the firm. [PDF file : 473KB]
Oct. 30, 2006Mr. Asakura contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. Also, a short column of KYOWA appears in this magazine. [PDF file : 388KB]
Sep. 29, 2006The meetings of APAA in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Sep. 29, 2006The 40th world intellectual property congress of AIPPI in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sep. 12, 2006Mr. Kurose contributed an article to the latest issue of a Chinese magazine "Electronics Intellectual Property". The article is concerned with a comparison of Chinese and japanese practices for defendant's plea when invalidating patents. [PDF file : 858KB]
Aug. 14, 2006Mr. Yazaki has talked a little more about "Partial Design System in Japan" at a meeting in the firm.
Aug. 10, 2006The japanese patent office announced that the full amount of the requesting examination fee is refunded as of August 9, 2006.
Apr. 29, 2006Mr. Kurose has been presented with the cultural medal with yellow ribbon which is officially given to a person exercising diligence in its duties as a patent attorney.
Apr. 28, 2006INTA meeting in Toronto.
Apr. 28, 2006Mr. Katsunuma and Mr. Takamura contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. Also, a short column of KYOWA appears in this magazine. [PDF file : 2.67MB]
Jan. 31, 2006Mr. Konno contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. Also, a short column of KYOWA appears in this magazine. [PDF file : 604KB]

2005

Nov. 4, 2005The 51st council meeting of APAA in New Delhi.
Nov. 4, 2005Recent developments in the japanese patent practice. [PDF file : 65KB]
Sep. 20, 2005Mr. Shiotani contributed an article to the latest issue of The asianlaw IP Review. Also, a short column of KYOWA appears in this magazine. [PDF file : 126KB]
Mar. 17, 2005Revision of utility model system in Japan. [PDF file : 71KB]

2004

Nov. 26, 2004 Some representatives of KYOWA attended the Asia pacific intellectual property forum in Hong Kong and hosted the Japan session.
The subjects were as follows
Patent law amendment for reducing patent pendency. [PDF file : 561KB]
Recent topics in IP litigation in Japan. [PDF file : 114KB]
Oct. 20, 2004Mr. Kitsuya lectured about amendment of japanese patent law in the open seminar at the joint board meeting between JPAA and KPAA in Seoul. [PDF file : 252KB]