Patent System in Japan

From April 1, 2020, "Government Ordinance on Improvement of Provisions of Design Registration Order and Transitional Measures Accompanied by the Enforcement of Laws that Partly Amend the Patent Law" came into effect.
The habits to be enforced this time are as follows.

The Japan Patent Office has partly revised and published the "Guide for Design System Utilization Learned from Examples" that is useful for utilizing the design system for design protection.
The “Chapter 1 Basics of the Design System” in the utilization guide posted on the website is based on the revision of the Design Law of the first year of Reiwa.

The Japan Patent Office has released information on the measures taken by IP offices in each country associated with the epidemic of new coronavirus infections.
Details can be found on the JPO website.

The Japan Patent Office will start the “Payment (registration) fee payment deadline notification service” on April 1, 2020.

On February 21, 2020, a Cabinet Decision on the "Ordinance on the Improvement of the Provisions of the Design Registration Ordinance and the Transitional Measures Along with the Enforcement of the Act Revision of Part of the Patent Law, etc."

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