Protection of Famous Trademarks in Japan and the United States

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Kenneth L. Port

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; William Mitchell College of Law

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

The concepts of trademark jurisprudence in Japan and the United States differ drastically. This difference is apparent in many aspects of trademark protection in both countries and is most evident in the treatment of famous marks. Although Japan and the United States share elements of trademark law that cause some observers to claim that Japan is legally the fifty-first State, the conceptual differences at the foundation of trademark law in each country are so significant that such a claim seems inaccurate and misleading.

Keywords: trademark law, Japan, United States, comparative law

Suggested Citation

Port, Kenneth L., Protection of Famous Trademarks in Japan and the United States (1996). Wisconsin International Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1996; William Mitchell Legal Studies Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1716996

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St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

HOME PAGE: http://mitchellhamline.edu/biographies/person/kenneth-l-port/

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