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66.The God of Ramen Rebuffed: Trade Marks and Full Names in Japan, July 2017
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 39, Issue 7, page 445-449)
65.FRANK MIURA mauls FRANK MUELLER in stunning Japan Trademark Mêlée, October 2016
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 38, Issue 10, page 644-652)
64.Non-traditional trade marks thriving in Japan, June 2016
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 11, No. 6, page 413-425)
63.Flat Screen Display Material IGZO Trademark Invalidated by Japan IP High Court, September 2015
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 29, No. 9, page 40-41)
62.Japan Certifies First Ever Healthy Non-Alcoholic Beer, June 2015
(as published in Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, Issue 101, page 78-80)
61.Breweries Battle over Intellectual Property and Innovation in Japan, May 2015
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 29, No. 5, page 43-44)
60.Expanding the realm of the senses: non-traditional trade marks in Japan, November 2014
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 9, No. 11, page 909-914)
59.Stella McCartney Succumbs in Japanese St Ella Trademark Invalidation, September 2014
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 36, Issue 9, page 606-608)
58.Misleading Cola Advertising Questioned by Regulator, September 2013
(as published in Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, Issue 94, page 87-89)
57.Famous Auto Brands Flagged to Victory by IP High Court of Japan, August 2013
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 35, Issue 8, page 490-492)
56.Perfetti v Rakuten: A kyosaku - a wake-up stick against online marketplace operators, August 2013
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 8, No. 8, page 624-640)
55.Refuting Trademark Registrations in Japan - A Lesson from Amazon/Apple Appstore Case, July 2013
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 27, No. 7, page 47-48)
54.Online Counterfeiting Trends and Anti-Counterfeiting Measures in Japan, June 2013
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 27, No. 6, page 40-41)
53.Intellectual Property High Court of Japan rescues TARZAN trade mark in distress, April 2013
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 35, Issue 4, page 228-230)
52.Pink Lady Publicity Rights Pursed by Supreme Court of Japan, Dec. 2012
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 34, Issue 12, page 879-882)
51.Intellectual Property High Court of Japan's Sweet Valentine to Trademark Owners, July 2012
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 34, Issue 8, page 555-558)
50.Can't get no satisfaction: Rolling Stones litigate in Japan, March 2011
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 6, No. 3, page 183-192)
49.No Trademark Secondary Liability for Japanese Online Shopping Operator, Dec 2010
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 24, No. 12, page 11-12)
48.IP High Court of Japan Trademark Similarity & Invalidity Trends, Aug 2010
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 32, Issue 8, page N64-N67)
47.Tongue Tied - Rolling Stones Loses Japanese Trademark Opposition, Sep 2010
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 24, No. 9, page 38-39)
46.Japan Intellectual Property High Court Immobilizes 'berry mobile' Mark, June 2010
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 24, No. 6, page 8-9)
45.Recent Japanese Trademark Invalidation Trends, May 2010
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 24, No. 5, page 37-39)
44.Japan's IP High Court finds 3D seashell chocolate bar shape inherently distinctive and registrable without secondary meaning evidence, July 2009
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 4, No. 7, page 461-463)
43.Sound & Non-Traditional Trademark Developments in Japan, March 2009
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 23, No. 3, page 10)
42.Three-dimensional cola bottle shape distinctive on the evidence, November 2008
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 3, No. 12, page 752-754)
41.Dilution in Asia Pacific, May 2008
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLDextra INTA 2008 Supplement - THE DILUTION DEBATE, Page 18-24)
40.2007 - A Busy Year in Japanese Trademark Law, March 2008
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No. 205, Page 33-36)
39.Osaka High Court Upholds Dismissal of Unfair Competition Action, January 2008
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 22, No. 1, page 10-11)
38.Intellectual Property High Court of Japan denies registration of trade mark for market leading multi-million dollar beer product on non-distinctive grounds, October 2007
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 2, No. 10, page 643-645)
37.Cubs Win! Mark Slides Home Safely at Intellectual Property High Court of Japan, September 2007
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 21, No. 9, page 6-8)
36.To a hammer, everything looks like a nail, August 2007
(as published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 2, No. 8, page 519-523)
35.Unauthorized Ice Skating Maneuver Trademark Slips on Thin Ice - Famous Names and Trademarks in Japan, July 2007
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 21, No. 7, page 33-35)
34.Applauding Good Work - Important legislative changes to Japan's trademark and design laws, March 2007
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No. 195, Page 18-19)
33.IP High Court Confirms Generics' Pharmaceutical Trade Dress Victories, November 2006
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report Vol. 20, No. 11, page 9-10)
32.A Bitter Pill, October 2006
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 163, Oct. 2006 / Page 22-26)
31.Japanese Developments - A round-up of important trademark cases recently heard in Japan, September 2006
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No. 190, Page 22)
30.Enhanced Protection Under Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Law, June 2006
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report, Vol. 20 No. 6, page 9-10)
29.Japan's regional wealth multiplier, May 2006
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 159, May. 2006 / Page 26-29)
28.New collective trademark regime will protect well-known geographic marks, September 2005
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report, Vol. 19 No. 9, page 5-6)
27.Supreme Court of Japan Brings Racehorses' Publicity Rights to Heel, May 2005
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 27, Issue 5, May 2005; page 187-190)
26.Trademark Opposition Decision based on Public Morality, November 2004
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 26, Issue 11, Nov. 2004/page N188-N190)
25.International Searching & Clearance - Asia Pacific Considerations, May 2003
(as presented at 2003 INTA Annual Meeting)
24.Pirate Mark Invalidated on Public Order & Morality Grounds, January 2003
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No. 153, Page 27)
23.Distinctiveness - Recent Court Decisions, August 2002
(as published in European Intellectual Property Report Vol. 24, Issue 8 Page N-129)
22.No Small Beer - Unfair Competition Litigation brewing in Japan, June/July 2002
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No. 148, Page 14-16)
21.Japanese court refuses trade mark protection for retail services, March 2002
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 117, Mar. 2002 / Page 16-17)
20.Japan's Supreme Court halts "Polo" free-rider, January 2002
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 24, Issue 1, Jan. 2002 / Page N-2 - N-3)
19.Registration of Famous Persons' Names EINSTEIN Opposition, Sep. 2001
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 23, Issue 9, Sep. 2001 / Page 136-138)
18.Japan's Progressive Trademark Law Developments Usher in New Millennium, Apr. 2001
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No.136, Apr. 2001 / Page 46-47)
17.Toilet-maker loses domain name battle, Feb. 2001
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, No.106, Feb. 2001 / Page 11-12)
16.Keeping up with the Joneses, Oct. 2000
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 22, Issue 10, Oct. 2000 / Page 494-496)
15.A grande storm in a latte cup, Sep. 2000
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 102, Sep. 2000 / Page 10-11)
14.Mishima & the Virtual Sweet-heart - Moral Rights Protection in Japan, Jun. 2000
(as published in Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 5, page 109)
13.New Madrid Protocol Rules Come into Effect, May 2000
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report, Vol 14, No.5, page 147 to 148)
12.Chanel (Chanel SA v. Hanako Kono) turns the tide in Japan snack bar wars, Sept 1999
(as published in Trademark World, No. 120 page 29-32)
11.Japan Tackles the Technology Tsunami, September 1999
(as published in Managing Intellectual Property, No. 82, page 66-68)
10.Japan Reforms Trademark & Patent Laws in Pro-Owner Moves, June/July 1999
(as published in IP ASIA, Vol. 12, No. 6, page 3-6)
9.Are You Shogun of Your Own Domain - Trademarks and Domain Names in Japan, Apr. 1999
(as published in World Intellectual Property Report, Vol. 13 No. 4, page 136-137)
8.Tamagotchi Hatches Expedited Trademark Examination in Japan, Feb. 1999
(as published in TRADEMARK WORLD, No.114, Feb. 1999 / Page 15-18)
7.Japan's New Trademark Law, May/June 1997
(as published in IP ASIA, Volume 10, No.4, page 39-43)
6.A Bigen or not a Bigen, that is the Question, - The Novigen & Tokiotec Cases, November 1996
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 18, Issue 11, page 640-644)
5.Biochemistry Laboratory TK v Zenoa KK. Tokyo High Court, June 1996
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 18, Issue 6, page D169-170)
4.Written in Tea Leaves: The Kyoto Persimmon Tea Case, February 1996
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol 18, Issue 2, page 107-109)
3.Judgment of Similarities in Japanese Trademark Law - The Mikron & Gibelty Cases, September 1995
(as published in European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 17, Issue 9, page 456-458)
2.Proposed Trademark Law Amendments seek International Harmony, July/August 1995
(as published in IP ASIA, No. 6, page 23-26)
1.Japan: Highlight of Amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention Law and an Outline of the New Law, Feb. 1995
(as published in Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Feb.1995 / Page 175-182)

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