Tatsuya Sawada and Takayoshi Kawai presented an update on cutting-edge developments regarding Japanese IP law at the SVIPLA monthly meeting.  The presentation included a general introduction of trends in the Japanese IP industry, and latest developments and issues related to Post Grant Opposition and Non-traditional Trademark Registration (effective April, 2015). In addition, a brief overview of practical tips for IP practice in Japan was provided.

The slide deck is available from here.