Intellectual Property Law

A big reform of legal procedures for Intellectual Property Law was enacted April 1, 2005 With this reform cases are initially filed with only the Tokyo District Court and The Osaka District Court.

Both courts have a specialized IP department staffed with IP experts, judges, and court clerks
The Intellectual Property High Court, which is a branch of the Tokyo High Court was established to hear appeals made by The Japan Patent Organization.

IP High Court: http://www.ip.courts.go.jp/eng/

The final court is the Supreme Court
This reform expediates cases to be heard.

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