Intellectual Property

The increased globalization of economic activities, as well as increased technological levels of countries throughout the world, have led to intensified global price competition, and the importance of intellectual property rights has thus greatly increased. Our firm's core group of intellectual property has a track record of handling and resolving all types of international and domestic intellectual property disputes involving laws relating to industrial property, copyright, unfair competition and other areas of law. We also have an extensive experience in intellectual property licensing practice encompassing counseling, negotiation, and drafting of licensing agreements and joint development agreements, as well as in related areas such as financing and M&A for technology-related companies, antitrust, employment, and other relevant fields. Furthermore, in addition to quickly to assisting our clients with respect to periodic revisions of applicable laws, our firm strives to expand its areas of expertise by seconding our attorneys to the Japan Patent Office and other governmental agencies, as well as by being engaged in educational activities at various universities.
Accordingly, our attorneys are able to utilize such valuable knowledge and experience gained in our law practice for the benefit of our clients.

SeminarsSeminar Archives

Jan. 23, 2018
Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2018, Panel Discussion B1 “Effective Utilization of Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Secret for Business Growth – How to Generate Business Benefit by Utilizing Intellectual Assets”.(Masami Akutsu)
Jan. 22, 2018
Global Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2018, Panel Discussion B1 “Effective Utilization of Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Secret for Business Growth – How to Generate Business Benefit by Utilizing Intellectual Assets”.(Masami Akutsu)
Sep. 25, 2017
Protection and Utilization of Data and Competition Law(Masami Akutsu)

PublicationsPublication Archives

Looking Back on Court Precedents Relating to Trade Secrets in 2016(Masami Akutsu)
Invitation to Patent Law(Ayumu Iijima)
Viewpoint of Legal Check - Pitfalls of Innocuous Format - Patent License Agreement(Toru Okada)

Newsletter/Law ReviewNewsletter/Law Review

Apr. 14, 2017
The Future Direction of Patent Act Revisions and Others, as Indicated in the Report on "Measures to Improve the Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution System in Japan"(Yujiro Arakawa, Masami Akutsu)
Jul. 22, 2014
"The Latest Trend of Laws and Ordinances in China –China’s New Trademark Act Series No. 1 (The New Trademark Act, Chapter 1 "General Provisions")"(Maki Shimoji)
Apr. 15, 2014
"IT Businesses and Copyrights and Their Outlook"(Ayumu Iijima, Toru Okada)