Region: Japan

USPTO enlists McGruff the Crime Dog; Lululemon fires back at Peloton; TMview reaches 100 million trademarks – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Japan Patent Office holding an ‘AI x Trademarks’ competition, Zoom versus Zoom in Japan, and much more.

03 December 2021

Register tracker: trademark trends in Asia (May – August 2021)

Major Asia markets are faring better than Europe and North America from a trademark filings perspective.

29 October 2021

Japan

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

The Trademark Act and its related regulations govern the registration and protection of trademarks in Japan.

29 July 2021

From Tokyo to Brisbane: inside the ever-evolving Olympic brand protection strategy

Jayne Durden, vice president, law firm strategy at Anaqua, reveals how the International Olympic Committee enforces the Olympic brand and what actions sponsors and advertisers should take through every stage of the Olympic cycle.

28 July 2021

Headlines suggest Toyota is shying away from Olympics, but reality is very different

In this week’s opinion column, we reflect on the news that Toyota is scaling back its promotional activity around the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

24 July 2021

Tokyo police step up Olympic counterfeit enforcement; Chinese fraud on the USPTO register; Ralph & Russo sold – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Verizon selling the Yahoo! brand in Japan, the IP Office of the Philippines calling on better policies to tackle counterfeiting, a counterfeit haul destroyed in Jamaica, and much more.

06 July 2021

Register Tracker: Asia

China dominates this landscape with local brand owners active at home and in neighbouring countries.

21 June 2021

Customs seizure based on trademark rights

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

Japanese Customs can seize imported goods that infringe trademark rights. If a trademark owner wishes Customs to seize infringing goods, the owner should record its trademark rights with Customs by filing a request for import seizure.

11 May 2021

Ueda: the world’s most prolific trademark filer

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: The rise of mass filers and register clutter

Japanese trademark practitioners first spoke out about a mysterious individual who had been filing thousands of trademark applications at the JPO in 2015. Since then, Ueda has been responsible for almost 140,000 filings at the office.

08 April 2021

Ikuhiro Ueda: The first individual in history to have filed over 100,000 trademark applications

Featured in Special Report 2021 Q1: The rise of mass filers and register clutter

Ueda’s filing spree is notable, and not only because he was the first individual in history to have filed over 100,000 trademark applications.

08 April 2021

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