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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