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Lupin Announces Positive Results For Etanercept Biosimilar

by Goodwin on

On February 7, 2018, Lupin announced positive results from a Phase III clinical trial for its etanercept biosimilar candidate, YB113. YB113 is being developed by YL Biologics, a joint venture of Lupin and Yoshido, a Japanese...more

TPP-11 Deal Finalized Without United States

by King & Spalding on

On January 21-22, 2018, trade officials met in Tokyo to finalize the renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As previously reported, TPP negotiations began in 2008 with the aim of providing economic integration...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Attorney-Client Privilege and Corporate E-Mail: Navigating the Morass of Personal Communications in Investigations - Internal investigations are an important process for identifying potential wrongdoing by agents of a...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 3 - January 2018: Takata's Japanese Bankruptcy Case Survives Public Policy Objection

by Dechert LLP on

As has been widely reported, over the last several years Takata Corporation and its various worldwide subsidiaries (together “Takata”) have been involved in a multitude of governmental investigations, class actions and...more

When a 20 year patent term just isn't enough: Market and data exclusivity

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

In our first article in this series we considered patent term extension regimes in key jurisdictions as a means for extending the 20 year patent term. This next article considers market and data exclusivity provisions, which...more

Supreme Court of Japan Rules on Arbitrators’ Duty to Disclose Potential Conflicts

Decision adds new burden on arbitrators and creates ill-defined standard for compliance. Arbitrators conducting proceedings in Japan face new requirement of making “reasonable inquiries” throughout proceedings to identify...more

Getting your patent application into the fast lane: Canada’s patent prosecution highway

by Smart & Biggar on

Canada launched its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program a decade ago with the goal of fast-tracking patent examination and improving patent quality. Since its introduction, the PPH program has been an enormous success...more

A Short Primer on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Regulation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

This article briefly introduces the emerging regulatory framework for autonomous and connected vehicles in the US and in certain key jurisdictions around the world, with particular emphasis on regulations pertaining to...more

First Etanercept Biosimilar to Receive Sales Approval in Japan

by Goodwin on

Last Friday, Japanese company Mochida Pharmaceutical with Korean company LG Chem announced that it has received sales approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on its etanercept biosimilar (marketed by...more

Generic drugs taking hold in the Asian marketplace: STAT News interview

by Hogan Lovells on

Aging populations and rising healthcare costs across Asia — particularly in Japan — have created new market opportunities for generic drug makers operating in the region. For originator drug manufacturers, that means...more

Dr. Frederick Ch’en discusses generic drugs and the changing pharmaceutical landscape in Asia

by Hogan Lovells on

Dr. Frederick Ch’en, an IP partner in Hogan Lovells’ Tokyo office, explains the political and demographic changes fueling changes in Japan and throughout Asia, and the practical impact on pharmaceutical companies doing...more

Gas Market Reform in Asia: an Update on the Implementation of Third Party Access to LNG Import Terminals

by King & Spalding on

The rise of natural gas and LNG in Asia continues apace, fuelled by a convergence of plentiful global LNG supply, growing demand, moves towards cleaner fuel supply and competitive natural gas pricing. A key part of the...more

International Trademark Law: Thoughts on Japan’s Post-Registration Opposition Proceedings

by Revision Legal on

Most nations with fully-developed trademark legal frameworks allow for opposition proceedings with regard to newly filed applications for trademarks. Most jurisdictions, like the United States, provide that opposition...more

“Takata: The Unfortunate Recall” featured in the ACC Charlotte Chapter’s December Newsletter

David Conaway’s article, “Takata: The Unfortunate Recall”, was featured in the Association of Corporate Counsel Charlotte Chapter’s December 7, 2017 Newsletter. In the article, David discusses Takata’s airbag recall and the...more

High-stakes: Securing successful entry into the Integrated Resort market in Japan

by White & Case LLP on

Integrated resort ("IR") sites are mixed-use properties which house gaming areas (casinos), hotels, restaurants, shopping facilities and other attractions within the same self-contained facility. The legislative developments...more

International Investor Sentiment Toward Brexit - Views From Major Tech And Financial Centers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Amid the uncertainty Brexit has created, foreign investors are assessing their existing and prospective investments in the UK, with particular focus on Brexit’s potential impact on EU-UK trade and labor mobility. No one has a...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - December 2017

by King & Spalding on

Suitability of Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes - Arbitration continues to be the preferred method of dispute resolution for construction disputes. With many large infrastructure projects being financed,...more

U.S., EU and Japan Unite Against Excess Capacity and Other Distortive Trade Practices

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The U.S., EU and Japan issued a joint statement at the 11th Ministerial of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires, pledging trilateral cooperation to combat a number of unfair market distorting and protectionist...more

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

by Dechert LLP on

The EU and Japan have reached agreement on “the biggest bilateral trade agreement ever negotiated by the European Union”, covering a combined market of over 600m people and 30% of global GDP....more

Jury Gives Auto Parts Manufacturer a Pass on DOJ Conspiracy Claims

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On November 29, 2017, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer and its US subsidiary defeated the US Department of Justice’s claims that the companies conspired with others to fix prices and rig bids for automotive body sealing...more

Japan's FSA Clarifies Regulatory Position on Initial Coin Offerings, Warns of Risks

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Financial Services Agency of Japan ("FSA") has released a statement on initial coin offerings ("ICOs"). It clarifies the regulatory position of ICOs under Japanese law and also highlights potential risks to...more

Death by Overwork in Japan: Cultivating a Healthy Workforce From Across the World

In the wake of increased international focus on karoshi—a common Japanese term meaning “death by overwork”—Japan’s government and business leaders alike agree that Japan’s “culture of overwork” is a critical issue in need of...more

Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption, 2018 - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Japan is widely perceived to be one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International ranked Japan as the 20th least corrupt country out of 176 in the most recent Corruption Perceptions Index. The World...more

The President’s Trip To Asia

by King & Spalding on

The President’s first trip to Asia provided additional insight into his priorities for the region. The 12-day trip, which began on November 5, included visits to five countries – Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the...more

International Trademarks: Japan has Embraced Color

by Revision Legal on

Trademarking colors has been a complex and confusing legal history question. Color has always been allowed as part of the mark design, but for many years trademarking was denied for stand-alone colors and schemes. Even now...more

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