Intellectual Property


With the globalization of business activities, the appropriate management, protection and utilization of foreign trademarks, brands, content and designs have become increasingly important, and it has become essential for companies to adopt countermeasures against counterfeit or pirated goods that are manufactured and sold overseas. Our firm provides aggressive support to protect the brand value of our clients.

At Kitahama, for both domestic and international anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy actions, we select appropriate local law firms from our overseas network in consideration of our clients’ needs, and partner with those law firms to establish border policies for overseas customs and to pursue crackdowns through overseas government agencies, penal measures, civil actions in court, and other measures that are appropriate in consideration of the legal systems and circumstances in the relevant countries.