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Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible

National Nov 6, 2018

Japan to make trademark registration of era names impossible

The government plans to set a clear rule that no trademark containing any era name can be registered. The government will revise its trademark application screening criteria, which currently only reject registration of the current era name, officials said Monday. The government hopes to make sure ...

Businesses await Japan's new era name as Emperor's abdication looms

National Feb 9, 2017

Businesses await Japan's new era name as Emperor's abdication looms

Calendar and diary manufacturers are keeping close tabs on the government debate about the likely upcoming change in the Imperial era name, which is linked to the reigning emperor, as they prepare to market new products. Following Emperor Akihito's video message last August expressing his ...