Japan - Covid-19 IP Update: Intellectual Property Office Developments.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Japan - Intellectual Property

24 March, 2020


Proceedings before the Japan Patent Office (the "JPO") (including IP prosecution procedures and IP-related trials) appear to be continuing as usual, at least for now.


Although the Japan Patent Attorneys' Association is reported to have requested the JPO to postpone all submission deadlines uniformly, as of 19 March 2020, the JPO has not yet decided to take any special measures to remedy any potential delays caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.


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