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 2019 of the May 2019 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.

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PublicationsArchives

2021.03.31
Protection of Geographical Indications under the TPP and Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
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

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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