Region: Japan

Asia-Pacific trends and top filers: 2021

In WTR’s annual Asia-Pacific deep dive, we take a look at major trends in 2021 as well as the top corporate and law firm filers across five key jurisdictions.

15 September 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

What law firms should consider before hiring a D&I officer in Asia

Set clear expectations, ensure leadership buy-in and provide full employee support for your new D&I officer in Asia to succeed.

06 July 2022

Why your firm needs a D&I manager based in Asia

Asia-based professionals at Freshfields, Baker McKenzie and Mayer Brown expand on their diversity-focused roles and responsibilities, which extend to client-facing work to advance D&I locally.

05 July 2022

Taking AI to the next level: JPO outlines plans around IP and artificial intelligence

The JPO has released its latest action plan on the implementation of IP tools that utilise cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology.

30 June 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: January-April 2022

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Filing activity has continued to fall at every major Asian register this year, as data reveals a shifting focus away from international filings by Chinese applicants.

20 June 2022

“Raised the bar” – Christian Louboutin red sole rejection makes colour marks in Japan more difficult to obtain

The JPO Appeal Board has rejected a red colour trademark filed by Christian Louboutin, in a blow to its long-running bid to secure protection for its iconic red sole.

15 June 2022

Tidal wave of crypto infringement: new service takes down over 2,500 NFTs

Digital global solutions provider OpSec Security has rolled out “the world’s first NFT solution” to help clients combat infringement in this emerging space.

06 June 2022

IP financing in Asia – why so few loans and what can we do about it?

In the second article of a four-part series, WTR investigates IP financing in Asia to find out why it is not more prevalent and how stakeholders are addressing the challenges.

20 May 2022

Honda launches 3D printing clampdown; Match Group wins court battle; China to regulate fonts – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at ICANN contributing $1 million to the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, Bryan F Moore being named ITC administrative law judge, and much more.

22 April 2022

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