Procedural Defects (Copy is NOT allowed of a priority certificate that must be submitted in the procedure for claiming priority under the Paris Convention.)
Cf. <Tokyo District Court> 2009 (Gyo-U) 540
(Conclusion) The applicant’s procedural defects cannot be amended.
(The applicant lost.)
The priority certificate required to be filed in proceedings to claim priority under the Paris Convention does not include a copy thereof.
The procedure in which a copy has been filed as a priority certificate above cannot be amended.
⇒The amendment after the decision of <Tokyo District Court> 2009 (Gyo-U) 540 was rejected.
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>