Rumoured changes to Japan’s Trademark Law highlight uncertainties created by TPP agreement

Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun has reported that the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meant changes were in the offing for the country’s Trademark Law. Specifically, the newspaper claimed that policymakers were poised to boost the amount of damages available in trademark infringement litigation. But as the days have passed, no further details have emerged and it is the latest example of the uncertainty created by the TPP.

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