Intellectual Property Transactions

Intellectual property transactions consist of various licensing agreements covering patents, utility models, design rights, trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights and know-how, as well as joint research and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements and material transfer agreements.

Our firm has extensive experience in handling these types of transactions, both internationally and domestically, in various fields of business such as chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology, electrical machinery and other machinery, IT, sports and entertainment. Our highly-specialized lawyers with extensive experience in handling various types of intellectual property transactions are able to provide quality legal services and competently assist clients in achieving their objectives. In addition, our firm has substantial experience in handling intellectual property transactions included in M&A and finance projects, in controversies involving antitrust laws or the Companies Act, or in tax matters.

Our firm's intellectual property-related practice is highly acclaimed, both domestically and abroad. In the IP Rankings for 2022 of the May 2022 issue of the Asian Legal Business (ALB), published by Thomson Reuters, our firm was ranked Tier 1 in the area of Patents, Japan Domestic, and Tier 2 in the area of Trademarks/Copyright, Japan Domestic.

Achievements related to this practice area

2022.06.30 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and our Lawyers were highly acclaimed in the IAM Patent1000
2022.05.18 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2022
2022.04.14 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Best Lawyers
2022.02.18 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Chambers Global 2022
2022.01.13 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and our Lawyer were highly acclaimed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
2021.12.17 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and our Lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2022
2021.09.16 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Who's Who Legal: Japan 2021
2021.07.01 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and our Lawyers were highly acclaimed in the IAM Patent1000
2021.05.24 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2021
2021.04.15 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Best Lawyers
2021.02.19 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Chambers Global 2021
2020.09.10 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Who's Who Legal: Japan 2020
2020.06.01 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and our Lawyer were highly acclaimed in the IAM Patent1000
2020.05.22 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2020
2020.04.09 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Best Lawyers
2019.12.19 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019
2019.12.10 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019
2019.05.22 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2019
2019.04.04 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Best Lawyers
2018.12.03 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
2018.04.27 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2018
2018.04.06 Our lawyers were highly acclaimed in the Best Lawyers
2017.12.13 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
2017.05.25 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2017
2016.05.27 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners highly acclaimed in the ALB IP Rankings 2016
2016.03.21 Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners and lawyers highly acclaimed in the Chambers Global 2016
2016.03.03 Our lawyers received high acclaim from "Best Lawyers."

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PublicationsArchives

2022.07.15
The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 7th edition Japan Part
2022.03.11
A study of the secret patent systems of various countries, and the introduction of the same system in Japan (No.2)(end)
2022.03.01
Summary of Countermeasures for Counterfeit Products in the US
2022.02.17
NFT Mechanism and Legal Issues of NFT Transactions
2022.02.14
A study of the secret patent systems of various countries, and the introduction of the same system in Japan (No.1)
2022.02.04
A Case in Which the Applicability of Article 3, Paragraph 1, Item 3 of the Trademark Act was Disputed with Respect to the Trademark "VEGAS" (Intellectual Property Newsletter (2022 February Issue))
2022.01.12
Subject Matter of License and "Implied License" under Patent License Agreements Written in English
2021.12.23
Latest Developments in the Japanese Patent Practice
2021.12.01
A Detailed Explanation of Economic Partnership Agreements
2021.10.01
Obligation to Conclude Multilateral Treaties in the Field of Intellectual Property through FTA/EPA - Efforts to Strengthen Protection of Rights and to Achieve International Harmonization of Systems -
2021.08.05
A Case in Which a Court Admission Rendered in the First Trial was Overturned upon Considering Issues of Conventional Technology and Revising Judgment Based on the Fulfillment Theory (Intellectual Property Newsletter (2021 August Issue)
2021.07.15
The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 6th edition Japan Part
2021.05.07
A Case in Which the Japan Patent Office and the Court Reached Different Decisions Regarding Similarity in the Inventive Step of Two Inventions (Intellectual Property Newsletter (2021 May Issue))
2021.05.01
Japan M&A - Key Intellectual Property Issues in M&A Transactions -
2021.03.31
Protection of Geographical Indications under the TPP and Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
2021.03.05
A Case Involving a Dispute Over Similarity of Trademarks and Other Matters Related to Services Supporting Job Seeking Activities by Currently Unemployed Recent Graduates with Work Experience (Intellectual Property Newsletter (2021 March Issue))
2021.01.26
Intellectual Property Newsletter (Digest version) (2021 Winter Issue) Key Points in Reading Case Reports
2020.12.21
2021 Book Guide for Legal Affairs "Updates to Common Business Sense in Response to Changes in the Social Environment" [Business Law Journal, February 2021 Issue]
2020.07.31
2020.07.01
The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 5th edition Japan Part
2019.01.01
Business and IP commitments in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
2018.09.06
2018.08.28
The Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement (Part 2) - Outline of the System to Facilitate Data Sharing and Collaboration
2018.08.10
The Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement (Part 1) - What does the "Regulatory Sandbox" mean?
2018.03.21
The Compass for Intellectual Property Law - The Supreme Court Ruled on a Re-defense based on a Correction of Claims against a Patent Invalidity Defense in a Patent Infringement Case
2018.03.01
IP Laws of the Philippines
2018.02.19
Q&A on the Actual Practice of Employee Inventions (Keiso's Law and Practice Series)(co-author)
2017.05.01
JAPAN Section/Protection and Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Know-How
2015.03.01
Handbook on Joint Research and Development Agreement
2015.02.01
Reading of U.S. Supreme Court Cases: Commentary on Intellectual Property and Business Cases in the 21st Century
2010.09.01
Intellectual Property Commitments in Japan's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
2010.01.01
Negotiations regarding Intellectual Property in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), [1] - [9]
2007.05.01
Commentary on FTA/EPA Negotiations

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SeminarsArchives

2022.07.08
【Onilne Seminar】New Series of International Legal Practice Seminars (11): Patent Practice in Europe - Based on Recent Updates
2022.06.30
【Online Seminar】Basics and Practices of English-Language Contracts Learned in English Part 3: License Agreement - An Explanation of Selected Key Points
2022.01.24
【Online Seminar】Mechanism of NFT and legal issues related to NFT transactions
2021.02.10
【Online Seminar】International Legal Practice Seminar (2): Intellectual Property Agreements with Overseas Companies
2021.01.15
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】China Legal Practice Update ②
2020.12.15
【Online Seminar: Video Streaming】China Legal Practice Update ①
2019.11.08
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section - Global Conference 2019 - Panel 11 Cross-Border Protection of Design
2019.08.27
【Tokyo】Seminar on the Amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act to be enacted on July 1, 2019
2019.08.20
Latest legislation concerning calculation of the damages for patent infringement and trends in court decisions
2019.07.09
【Nagoya】Seminar on the Amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act to be enacted on July 1, 2019
2018.12.21
Present and Future of "Technology" Transfer to China - With Reference to US Policy Concerning China and Technology -
2018.12.10
【Nagoya】Points in Drafting a Joint R&D Agreement: Learning through Dispute Case Studies
2018.11.09
Philippine Legal Practice Update ~ Ideas for Developing New Business in the Philippines ~
2018.09.28
Current and Future Technology Transactions with China
2018.09.18
Points in Drafting a Joint R&D Agreement: Learning through Dispute Case Studies
2018.07.25
【Tokyo】 International Corporate Counsels Association (INCA) - Product and Store Design Protection by Unfair Competition Prevention Act and Copyright Act -
2018.05.24
【Tokyo】Understanding in 90 Minutes! - Overview of the Changes Made to the Employee's Invention Reward System by the 2015 Amendment to the Patent Act and Remaining Issues
2017.07.25
Exhaustion of Patent Rights in Japan, U.S. and China
2017.07.04
[Nagoya] Management of Intellectual Property Rights in China and ASEAN Countries
2017.05.19
[Tokyo] Management of Intellectual Property Rights in China and ASEAN Countries
2017.05.12
[Seminar Series of 2 Sessions] Session 1: Management of Intellectual Property Rights in China and ASEAN Countries
2016.11.15
Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on Areas of Intellectual Property
2014.06.01
Negotiations regarding Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
2014.04.01
Background, Current Status and Prospects of Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations
2014.02.01
Innovation in Countries in Economic Partnerships as well as the Current Situation and the Prospects for IP Systems
2013.11.28
Negotiations regarding Intellectual Property in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) of Japan
2012.11.18
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) and Intellectual Property

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