Wednesday, October 26 2022   \  Published by Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law.

 JPO to accept copies of signed power of attorney documents, and well as printouts of electronic signatures of power of attorney documents

On September 26, 2022, the JPO announced that it decided to accept copies of signatures as well as printouts of electronic signatures in addition to the original as valid with respect to documentation evidencing power of attorney.

The change has become effective upon the passage of the relevant ministerial ordinance, which entered into force on September 26, 2022.

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