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The Enforcement Ordinance of the Trademark Act

Year of Version:2011
Date of Entry into Force:April 1, 2012
Date of Text (Issued):May 31, 2011
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Trademarks
Notes:The notification by Japan to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'- The amendment to Article 19 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Trademark Act was implemented to enable early acquisition of rights. For that purpose, it abolished a provision stating that another person could not register a trademark for a period of one year after that trademark had expired.'
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商標法施行規則 商標法施行規則, Complete document (pdf) [810 KB] 商標法施行規則, Complete document (htm) [2373 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:JP181



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