Region: Japan

Fighting counterfeits through innovative enforcement, lawsuits, and awareness campaigns – the Canon way

Japanese multinational expands on its strategy for brand protection and raising awareness among consumers to fight counterfeiters.

18 January 2023

Bond girl scores win in trademark dispute

The holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the characters, elements and other material related to James Bond on screen has obtained the invalidation of BOND GIRL (and ‘BG’ device) in Class 8.

18 January 2023

JPO launches anti-counterfeiting campaign; Seoul fake fashion seizure; Guns N’ Roses firearms suit – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how 70% of goods imported into Kenya are counterfeits, the Latvian IP Office's energy reduction initiative, and much more.

09 December 2022

ZOOM v ZOOM PHONE: Zoom Video Communications Inc successfully defends opposition by Zoom Co Ltd

The Japan Patent Office found that there was a clear difference between the marks due to the presence of the term ‘phone’.

09 December 2022

Asia-Pacific IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

WTR presents insights from representatives at major IP offices across the Asia-Pacific region to share their highlights from 2022 and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the coming months.

08 December 2022

Register Tracker Asia-Pacific: May-August 2022

Featured in Prosecution

Chinese companies favour Western markets for filings abroad, according to data published by Fovea IP. However, domestic activity still takes precedence.

24 October 2022

Japan: Trademark procedures and strategies

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2022/2023

In Japan, unregistered marks that are well known or famous, as well as certain configurations of goods, are protected under the Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The act provides that, where unfair competition causes damage to a person’s business, that person may seek an injunction and, if the damages were caused negligently or intentionally, compensatory damages.

21 October 2022

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

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