RESEARCH IN JAPANESE LEGAL MATERIALS

RELATED TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

From 2006-11-22, last update 2012-5-9

 

 

Tetsuya IMAMURA, Meiji Univ.

 

 

Introduction

 

Currently in Japan, most of legal materials are digitized and available via internet. Some are offered for a fee but others are free. Although majority is written in Japanese, some have been translated into English. This page here shows how to access free IP related web-sites written in English.

 

Japanese Law Resources in English on the Internet

 

 

PDCourt Decisions in English, including Intellectual Property Cases

 

 

QDLaws in English, including Intellectual Property Laws

 

 

RDAdministrations of Intellectual Property Law

 

·           Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html
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·           Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
http://www.mext.go.jp/english/index.htm

·           Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
http://www.maff.go.jp/e/index.html
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·           Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
http://www.soumu.go.jp/english/index.html

·           Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2010, Secretariat of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat
http://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/singi/titeki2/ipsp2010.pdf 

 

SDTranslated Books on Intellectual Property Law

 

·           Prof. Nobuhiro Nakayama, Industrial Property Law. Volume1. Patent Law. 2nd Revised and Enlarged ed., iLaw Lectures Seriesj@Koubundou Publishers, 2000.4 (IIP Website) http://www.iip.or.jp/e/e_publication/nakayama/index.html

·           Dr. Shoen Ono, Overview of Japanese Trademark Law. 2nd ed., Yuhikaku@1999.12 (IIP Website)
http://www.iip.or.jp/e/e_publication/ono/index.html

 

TDNewspapers in General

 

 

UDOther Materials and Organizations