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Revised Design Law has enforced on April 1, 2020
・ Revised Design Law has enforced on April 1, 2020
(1)“Expansion of protection target”: Not only “articles” but also intangible “images”, real estate “buildings” and “interiors” will be protected.
(2) “Expansion of the related design system”; for a series of products, the range of designs that can be registered later and the filing time are expanded, and not only designs that are similar to this design but also those that are not similar to this design. Similar designs can be registered as related designs.
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Protection for New Types of Trademarks
The Japanese Trademark Law has been revised to allow registration of new types of trademarks, namely, Motion Mark, Hologram Mark, Color per se mark, Sound Mark, and Position Mark, as from April 1, 2015.

Please refer to the below JPO websites.
http://www.jpo.go.jp/seido/s_shouhyou/new_shouhyou.htm
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Fees for Patent Examination Requests to Be Revised Lower
JPO:Fees for Patent Examination Requests to Be Revised Lower

The revised fees will be eligible for patent examinations requested on and after August 1, 2011.

please refer to
http://www.jpo.go.jp/cgi/linke.cgi?url=/tetuzuki_e/ryoukin_e/feespatent_revised.htm
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