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Yakult Bottle Acquired Distinctiveness

Do you know about Yakult's delicious lactic acid drink which is contained in a small bottle? Yakult's lactic acid drink (hereafter referred to as "Yakult drink") is the most famous lactic acid drink in Japan and today is also being sold in many countries around the world. When you are enjoying Yakult drink, please keep in mind the case mentioned below.

Customs import suspension measures for protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Japan

October 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Yuasa and Hara .

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In Japan, Customs measures for the protection of Intellectual Property (IPR) have been prescribed under the Customs Act.  

Intellectual Property News 2010

October 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Yuasa and Hara .

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1) Overview of the Patent Term Extension System and Recent Judicial Precedents     -     2) Act for partly amending the copyright Act     -     3) Broadening the scope of accelerated examination system for trademarks 

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Tokyo Anti-Corruption Forum 2018

  • China and Hong Kong GC Powerlist

    In May, The Legal 500 and GC Magazine in partnership with Morrison & Foerster co-hosted the first in a series of Anti-Corruption Forums set to take place across Asia. Held exclusively for senior in-house counsel, the event brought together 25 leading general counsel, heads of legal and heads of compliance from across Japan to discuss current anti-corruption trends and share best practices to mitigate emerging risks.

    Tokyo Anti-Corruption Forum 2018