In recent years, an exercise called "boxercise" has become popular in Japan. Many gyms offer boxercise programs, but do you know that the name "boxercise" is actually a Japanese registered trademark owned by a boxing gym?
Is it possible to register a trademark that is partially identical to another's trademark in Japan? Or can a claim of infringement be made against a another's trademark that is partially identical to my own trademark in Japan? This article explains the similarity and dissimilarity of combined trademarks with examples.
The manager of the Japanese baseball team, Nippon Ham, Tsuyoshi Shinjo's nickname "big boss" has been filed as a trademark by a third party before the baseball team. This article explains the keywords and their trademark applications.
This article explains third party’s observation system for trademarks, in which you submit information that will work against the examination of an another party’s trademark application by the Japan Patent Office when you want to prevent the trademark application from being registered. Advantages and disadvantages of the system are explained in detail.
This article explains the concept of trademark registration when the prospects for use of the trademark are uncertain, and how to obtain trademark rights in order to avoid cancellation after registration, as well as the system of non-use cancellation trials.
This article explains countermeasures to be taken when your naming etc. is intercepted and registered as a trademark by others. What are the reasons for being preempted? Should I consult a patent attorney? How to prevent preemption in China?