Patent System in Japan

On May 31, 2023, the Japan Music Copyright Association, Inc,
announced GDSDX, a new platform for the global sharing and exchange of music information managed by copyright management organizations and content information from video and music distribution services.

On June 6, 2023, the government's Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters announced that it would set up a system that would allow Japanese universities to offer patents obtained jointly with companies to startup companies.

On June 7, 2023, a plenary session of the House of Representatives passed a revised law that brings together six intellectual property-related laws, including the Unfair Competition Prevention Law and the Trademark Law.

On June 8, 2023, the JPO published "Making Your Startup a Success.
The aim is to support new businesses from an IP perspective and enable them to develop their own business strategies.

On April 7, 2023, the JPO announced that it will end its handling of new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections as they will be moved to category 5 infections effective May 8, 2023.
Accordingly, the operation of the existing remedial measures will be restored.

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