Mejia y Asociados Abogados Especializados S.A.S joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and IP – Patents Member in Colombia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce María Juliana Mejía Giraldo of Mejia y Asociados Abogados Especializados S.A.S. María has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and IP – Patents in Colombia. Maria is an advocate of the Faculty of Jurisprudence […]

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Mejia y Asociados Abogados Especializados S.A.S joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and IP – Patents Member in Colombia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Pedro José Mejía Murgueitio of Mejia y Asociados Abogados Especializados S.A.S. María has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright, Foreign Direct Investment, Real Estate and IP – Patents in Colombia. Pedro is Lawyer of the Universidad San Buenaventura, with […]

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What advice would you give your clients about brand protection in your jurisdiction? Is it easy to trademark a cannabis brand?

Japan is a country where cannabis products are strictly prohibited. The Trademark Office grants trademark protection for CBD (or cannabidiol) and you can apply for a trademark, but you may be refused. Such trademark applications can be deemed to violate public order and morals. But generally speaking, the Japanese patent office tends to grant thetrademark […]

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What will be the biggest challenge clients face? What have advisors done in different jurisdictions to protect clients?

The biggest challenge clients will face in Japan is that cannabis is strictly regulated as a type of a narcotic in Japan. The only cannabis products that you can commercialise here is THC-free CBD products extracted and manufactured from mature cannabis stems or seeds. Actually, the Japanese government is publishing products in which THC is […]

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What’s the biggest challenge advisors face when trying to understand risk in this space?

In Japan there has to be a discussion around cannabis for medicinal purposes. Clients need to know more aboutthis. At the moment, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is increasingly likely to change its guidance adding cannabis-based products to its banned lists for non-pharmaceutical products including health food and cosmetic. For instance, changing […]

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Enforcing final decisions of foreign courts in Japan

It is understood that as transactions with foreign companies increase, so do cases of dealing with trials at foreign courts. However, the decisions of foreign courts cannot be enforced in Japan as they are, and certain requirements must be met. Therefore, we will briefly explain the enforcement of decisions of foreign courts in Japan this […]

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Bankruptcy of defendant while proceedings are pending

One of the parties, namely the defendant, may file for bankruptcy during the proceedings. For example, when a lawsuit is filed to recover debt, the defendant, being the debtor, might file for bankruptcy. If the defendant goes bankrupt during the proceedings, the progression of the proceedings will differ depending on what is being disputed in […]

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Points to note regarding non-disclosure agreements

There are many situations in which companies should consider concluding a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), such as when various transactions and information sharing therefor at the preparatory stage is planned. The following describes some basic things that must be kept in mind when preparing and considering an NDA. Scope of confidential information NDAs usually demarcate the […]

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Priority period for EU designs doubled? What the General Court’s Decision on Priority Means for Applicants

The EU’s General Court has ruled that EU design applications can validly claim priority up to 12 months after the first filing – six months after the usual priority period has expired – so long as the first filing is an international patent application. But will applicants really benefit? According to General Court Case T-579/19 […]

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Allan Jarry

Managing Partner, JarryIP