April 2019

On March 12, 2019: Interview of Ayuko Nemoto by the INTA (International Trademark Association) was released as a podcast.

Sonderhoff & Einsel’s Ayuko Nemoto was interviewed by the INTA on the topic titled “Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property in Japan: A Deep Dive into Applications, and Legal and Policy Issues”. The interview was released by the INTA as a podcast on March 12, 2019. Ms. Nemoto commented mainly on the legal protection of AI-generated work, status of AI and intellectual property rights in Japan, and other legal issues.

The article was placed on the podcast “Brand & New” of the INTA: https://www.inta.org/Programs/Pages/Podcasts.aspx

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“Golden Week” holidays 2019

We would like to inform you that our office and the Japan Patent Office are closed for ten consecutive days for the “Golden Week” holidays as follows:

Monday, April 29, 2019 until

Monday, May 6, 2019

Information on our business hours can also be found on our website: www.se1910.com

Please note that all official deadlines of the Japan Patent Office which fall during this holiday period will become due on the following business day.

We ask you to send us any requests or instructions for this period as soon as possible, but at the latest by April 23, 2019.

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