Advertising / Competition Law

Japanese advertising and competition laws have been subject to government reform and restructuring in recent years. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is one of the world oldest fair trade commissions. In the past, the JFTC was responsible for all aspects of advertising and competition law; however the newer Consumer Affairs Agency now handles laws relating to advertising today and the JFTC concerns itself primarily with competition law, in particular the Antimonopoly Act.

Table of Contents

  • Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)
  • Antimonopoly Act (AMA)
  • Cartels
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA)
  • Specified Commercial Transactions
  • Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations
  • Advertising of Pharmaceuticals
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
  • Expert Report