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2007 JPAA IP Practitioners Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 19-20, 2007

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March 19-20, 2007
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

For further updates:www.jpaa.or.jp/english/index.html


Monday, March 19
Presentations on general matters regarding intellectual property practice in Japan
Evening Reception
Tuesday, March 20
Detailed presentations divided into two tracks:
Track 1 – Patents and Designs
Track 2 – Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law
Language English
Seminar fee USD 85 / VND 1,423,500 (approximate)
(Includes Monday evening Reception)

  The Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will be organizing and sponsoring a seminar to acquaint IP practitioners (lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and in-house IP professionals) with the intellectual property laws, practices and procedures of Japan. The seminar will be held on March 19-20, 2007 at the Legend Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City.

  For more information, please fill out the following form and send it to the JPAA Secretariat by fax or e-mail to receive a detailed brochure and a registration form.

Mailing Address:


Japan Patent Attorneys Association
3-4-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
Tel: +81 3 3581 1211 / Fax: +81 3 3581 9188 / E-mail: LDM04005@nifty.com

Tentative Agenda

Monday, March 19
  Although only a few years ago many international economists were predicting the slow demise of the Japanese economy, the past two years have instead seen Japan’s economy surge forth and regain its position as the world’s second largest. What happened to prove the economists wrong?

  The key elements of Japan’s official IP-based growth strategy, and how intellectual property creators and practitioners anywhere in the world can benefit from the investments of the Japanese government, will be revealed at the JPAA IP SEMINAR. Find out how you and your clients can ride this wave of growth.

Session 1 – Japan’s Intellectual Property Policy Today

Session 2 – Recent Developments in Japanese Law

Session 3 – A Checklist for Foreign Patent Applicants

Session 4 – Searching the Japanese Patent and Trademark Databases

Session 5 – Invalidation Trials and Appealing to the IP High Court

Session 6 – Infringement Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Session 7 and 8 – Recent Case Law

Tuesday, March 20
Track 1 – Patents and Designs
  Aspects of Japanese patent and design practices will be explained while looking at the real example of a small Japanese company and its efforts to protect the “stretching board” it developed. Examples will be used to show how Japanese patent and design laws can be of practical benefit to businesses of different sizes.

Sessions 1 and 2 – Application procedures in Japan as seen through the stretching board example, with comparison to the laws of Vietnam

Sessions 3 and 4 – Patent claim drafting, the theory and the practice in Japan

Sessions 5 and 6 – Effectively responding to rejections issued during examination

Sessions 7 and 8 – Outline of Japanese design law and prosecution standards as seen through the stretching board example, with comparison to the laws of Vietnam

Track 2 – Trademarks and Unfair Competition
An overview of Japanese trademark practice will focus on effective use of trademarks in Japan, including a study of recent developments and practical tips for the overseas practitioners.

Session 1 – Strategies for applying for Trademark protection in Japan-Practical Tips for Early Registration at A Low Cost

Session 2 – Standards for determining similarity in Japan: recent judgments, recent trends, and application of the Unfair Competition Law on Trademark practice

Session 3 – An overview of distinctiveness, examples of trademarks which acquired distinctiveness through use, and distinctiveness of three-dimensional marks

Session 4 – Recent and significant judicial precedents and their effect

Session 5 – Practical effects of the Madrid Protocol: tips for the practitioner

Session 6 – Using the Design, Trademark, and Unfair Competition Prevention Law to protect product shapes

Session 7 – Using the Opposition and Invalidation procedures to remove barriers to business in Japan, with a special emphasis on how overseas entities can do business in Japan

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