The IP seminar at Gifu University November 2019


In next month’s lecture, patent attorney Motoaki Hattori will introduce a case judging whether or not an article published by a major newspaper company violates a copy right of a cited reference. The article in question cited a blog article written by a university professor, relating to advantageous effects of EM (effective microorganisms), while criticizing his scientific views, with the title including the expression “effectiveness of EM in doubt.” The writer of the article never conducted an interview with the professor.


Through this case, Mr. Hattori will explain the legal definition of a “copyrighted work” as well as the general relationship between internal corporate regulations and the law.


Date: November 15, 2019

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Speaker: Motoaki HATTORI

Location: Gifu University, Collaborative Center for Academic Industry Government