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Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc.

September 7, 2018

On September 7, 2018, the Cabinet approved the relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Revised Act”), the Cabinet Orders of which were established by the 196th ordinary session of the Diet. The Act of Partial Revision will be enforced on July 1, 2019.

1. Background

Japan needs to develop environments in which businesses are encouraged to utilize data and to create new value add as achievements from the development of information technologies, for e.g., big data, in the fields of intellectual property and standardization. To take necessary measures to this end, at its 196th ordinary session, the Diet established the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc.

In response, on September 7, 2018, the Cabinet approved the relevant Cabinet Orders to stipulate matters delegated to Cabinet Order under the Revised Act and enforcement date of the Revised Act.

2. Summary of the cabinet orders

The major measures under the Cabinet Orders are as follows:

(1) Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Revised Act

(2) Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Competent Minister, etc. under Article 69 (1) of the Industrial Standardization Act

(3) Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Cabinet Order for Certification Bodies, etc. under the Industrial Standardization Act

Division in Charge

Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau