European Union
Japan
Trademarks
2. Does Japan accept for filing and protection collective trademarks belonging to associations in other WTO Members in circumstances where these associations are "not contrary to the law of their country of origin" but are "not established" or "not constituted according" to Japanese law (Article 7bis(3) Paris Convention in conjunction with Article 2.1 of the TRIPS Agreement)?
Under the Japanese Trademark Law, when associations in other WTO Members file an application for registration of a collective mark, such an application shall not be refused on the ground that such associations are not established in Japan or not constituted according to the Japanese laws and regulations.