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Jun 28, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 12/18)
Japan
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Revision of Examination Guidelines on Exceptions to Lac...


The Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc. on February 27, 2018, was approved and established on May 23, 2018. The Act is to be announced as Act No. 33 and the provision of the revised Design Act Article 4 came into force on June 9, 2018.

Due to this revision, the Examination Guidelines for Designs have been revised. The revised Guidelines are applied to designs being published on or after December 9, 2017, and filed on or after June 9, 2018.

For further information on the revised Examination Guidelines, please click here


Source: www.jpo.go.jp