Monday, March 14, 2016

PLT & STLT Take Effect in Japan on June 11

The government of Japan announced today that the government submitted instrument of accession to the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (STLT)  to WIPO on March 11, and these treaties will take effect on June 11 in Japan. Both Japanese companies and foreign companies will enjoy the benefits of these treaties which harmonize and simplify the patent and trademark application procedures. Japanese patent law, trademark law and related regulations were amended in July 2015 to implement the treaties, and will come in force on April 1, 2016.  

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