Counsel Takashi Koyama

Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (1999)
New York State Bar Association (2007)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2007)


Location : Tokyo Office

Practice Areas

      Education & Professional Experience

      2015.5-2020.5
      Director of the Intellectual Property Affairs Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
      Lead negotiator in the field of Intellectual Property for TPP/TPP11, Japan-EU・EPA, and RCEP negotiations

      2007-2015
      Wada & Watanabe (formerly: Abe & Matsutome), Partner (2009-)
      Ohtsuka Patent Office, P.C., Legal Counsel

      2005-2007
      Negotiator for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)/Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) (particularly in the areas of intellectual property, investment and competition policy), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

      2004
      Royal Holloway, University of London (MA in Hellenic Studies)

      2003.5-2003.7
      IPSI (Intellectual Property Summer Institute), NH, U.S.

      2003
      Franklin Pierce Center for IP, University of New Hampshire NH, U.S. (formerly : Franklin Pierce Law Center)(LL.M. in Intellectual Property)

      1999-2002
      Osaka Honmachi Law Office (formally : Higa Law Office)

      1997-1999
      Legal Training and Research Institute, Supreme Court of Japan

      1997
      Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (MA in Law)

      1995
      Kobe University (BA in Law)

      Activities

      Deputy Secretary General, Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) (2021 to present)

      Part-time lecturer, Kobe University Law school (2017 to present)

      Part-time lecturer, Hitotsubashi University Graduate school of Law (2019)

      Part-time lecturer, Kyushu University Graduate School for Law (2018 to 2019)

      Working Group member for the development of teaching materials in English on management strategy exploiting intellectual property, commissioned by the Japan Patent Office (2015 to 2017).

      Project team member regarding “Research for advanced regulations of Electronic Commerce in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)”, commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (October 2014 to February 2015).

      Working Group member for “Research and Study on the International Anti-patent Trend”, AIPPI ・JAPAN (September 2013 to February 2014)

      Deputy Chairman, Working Group regarding “Research and Study on FTA/EPA negotiation strategies of Canada, New Zealand, Columbia and Turkey in the field of Intellectual Property”, commissioned by the the Japan Patent Office (June 2012 to February 2013) .

      Publications Archives

      2021.03.31
      Protection of Geographical Indications under the TPP and Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
      2021.03.26
      Selected Intellectual Property Issues under the TPP and Japan-EU EPA
      2019.01
      Business and IP commitments in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
      2017.05
      JAPAN Section/Protection and Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Know-How
      2015.04
      The Existence of a “Dispute” and the Prima Facie Test for a Tribunal to Have Jurisdiction
      2015.03
      Handbook on Joint Research and Development Agreement
      2015.02
      Reading of U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Commentary on Intellectual Property and Business Cases in the 21st Century
      2014.05
      Document Production Procedure and the Scope of Privilege in Investment Treaty Arbitration
      2012.12
      Indirect Expropriation, Fair and Equitable Treatment Obligations, and Valuation Standards and Methods of Damages under CAFTA
      2011.12
      The investment treaty arbitration decision finding that (i) the change of tax scheme after the investments and demands to hire a given level of nationals did not constitute a breach of the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) obligations and that (ii) a breach of contract by the central bank constituted a breach of the ‘expanded’ FET obligations imported through the MFN clause.
      2011.08
      Dictionary of Contract Terms
      2010.09
      Intellectual Property Commitments in Japan's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
      2010
      Negotiations regarding Intellectual Property in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), [1] - [9]
      2007.05
      Commentary on FTA/EPA Negotiations

      Languages

      Japanese and English

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