Japan Opens Intellectual Property High Court

Law360, New York (April 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japan has opened the country’s first court specializing in intellectual property disputes, making it the sixth country to launch a court devoted exclusively to IP.

The Intellectual Property High Court, which was opened Friday, was created in response to demands from the business community for accurate and prompt judgment in dispute involving advanced technologies.

The court employs eighteen judges, who will devote themselves to the intellectual property field. More than 100 technical experts commissioned by the court, including university professors, will advise judges to help them...
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