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State of Emergency Extended: Guidance by Asamura Patent Office/Asamura Law Offices (Updated on March 5, 2021)

Mar 5, 2021 State of Emergency Extended: Guidance by Asamura Patent Office / Asamura Law Offices   The declaration of a state of emergency issued on January 8, 2021 in Tokyo and 3 neighboring prefectures Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba due to the spread of the new coronavirus has been extended until March 21, 2021. During…

Asamura Patent Office recognized as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management 2021 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan Health Council (March 4, 2021)

Mar 4, 2021 Asamura Patent Office recognized as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management 2021 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan Health Council Asamura Patent Office has been certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management 2021 (Small and Medium-Sized Corporations Category) by METI and…

Asamura Patent Office Wins “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Japan – 2021” (February 18, 2021)

Feb 18,2021 Asamura Patent Office Wins “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Japan – 2021” This year once again Global Law Experts named Asamura Patent Office the “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Japan – 2021″. Our trademark and design department has been recognised once again for its high – quality trademark services…

The JPO Appeal System Handbook: Japanese and English Editions are Available (January 22, 2021)

  Jan 22, 2021 The JPO Appeal System Handbook: Japanese and English Editions are Available The Appeals Division of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has two roles: higher examination and early resolution of IP disputes. The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has recently published a handbook on the Japanese appeal system, the summary of which is…

Operational Changes in Response to the Emergency Announcement: Guidance by Asamura Patent Office/Asamura Law Offices (Updated on January 7, 2021)

  Jan 7, 2021 Operational Changes in Response to the Emergency Announcement: Guidance by Asamura Patent Office / Asamura Law Offices On January 7, 2021, Japan is planning to announce a state of emergency in Tokyo and other major cities once again based on the Act on Special Measures against Pandemic. It will be effective…

Closed Dates – 2021 – JPO and Asamura Patent Office (January 1, 2021)

Jan 1,2021 Closed Dates – 2021 –   JPO and Asamura Patent Office   Closed dates of the Japan Patent Office and Asamura Patent Office in 2021 are as follows. Closed Weekly on:  Saturday and Sunday Closed Additionally on:    1 January 2021    2 January 2021    3 January 2021  11 January 2021  11 February…

Notice of Office Closure during New Year Holidays (December 28, 2020)

Dec 28,2020 National Holidays Office Closure   Our office and Japan Patent Office(JPO) are closed from December 29, 2020 to January 3, 2021 due to National Holidays.We will resume our business on January 4, 2021.    

The UK’s Brexit: Impact on Trade Marks and Designs in the European Union (December 25, 2020 )

  Dec 25, 2020 The UK’s Brexit: Impact on Trade Marks and Designs in the European Union   The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The UK is currently in a transition period, during which it will be treated on par with EU member states, and in the absence of a…

Guide to 2021 Holiday Schedule in Japan ( December 24, 2020)

Dec 24, 2020 Guide to 2021 Holiday Schedule in Japan The Cabinet Public Relations Office issued an announcement on 21 December 2020 regarding the shifting of public holidays in 2021. The new public holidays schedule is as follows: Name New Date Usual Date Marine Day 22 July 19 July Sports Day 23 July  11 October…

Revised Patent Rules in India (2020): Submission of Statement of Working (Form 27) (December 8, 2020 )

  Dec 8, 2020 Revised Patent Rules in India (2020): Submission of Statement of Working (Form 27)   The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published the Patents Amendment Rules (2020) on October 19, 2020, and one of these rules is as follows: Rule 131: Filing…