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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

From Archives - Revised Patent Law (2)

Other Patent Law related revisions are anti-counterfeiting measures.

1) “Export” of infringing products is also included as the act of infringement,
2) “possession for the purpose of transfer” of infringing products is also included as the act of infringement,
3) imprisonment term and penalty amount for infringement are to be raised.

Why is the “export” constituted as infringement, while patent rights are valid only within the territory of the country that issues the patent? It is explained that this revision will make more effective to seize, at the time of export, infringing products manufactured in Japan.

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