The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan has many Articles written over hundreds of pages. One of the areas it is concerned with is intellectual property, in Chapter 14 of the EPA, in Articles 14-1 to 14-55, with over 9,500 words not counting relevant Annexes. This article will try to give some information on what has changed in Japanese intellectual property law as a result of the EPA. It will also compare the new rules to existing international treaties on intellectual property, with a focus on TRIPS.
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Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz is a German national born 1958, Professor (German Law and EU Law) at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo since 1995.
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