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Japan: Intellectual property

Intellectual property – Independent local firms
Intellectual property – Independent local firms - ranked: tier 1

Nakamura & Partners

Nakamura & Partners - Japanese translation: 中村合同特許法律事務所 では、特許出願手続きに精通した弁理士と知的財産権の権利行使を専門とする弁護士がコンビを組んで案件に対応します。田中伸一郎氏がトップを務め、ライセンス、スポーツ、エンターテイメント、競争法を専門とする吉田和彦氏が所属しています。同チームは、ブイ・テクノロジー社が不正競争防止法に基づく損害賠償を求めて提訴した件でウシオ電機の弁護に成功しました。 また、同事務所は、ANTA社に対するブルックス・スポーツ社の弁護にも成功しました。ANTA社は、日本での3年連続不使用を理由としてブルックス社の登録商標取消を求めていましたが、特許庁はこれを棄却しました。辻居幸一氏も評価の高い人材です。

Nakamura & Partners' practice provides a combination of patent attorneys well acquainted with all procedures taken before the Japan Patent Office and lawyers specialising in the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Shinichiro Tanaka heads the practice, which includes licensing, sports, entertainment, and antitrust expert Kazuhiko Yoshida. The team successfully defended Ushio in a case filed by V Technology seeking damages under the Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The group also successfully defended Brooks Sports against Anta; the latter sought revocation of the Japan Patent Office’s decision which dismissed its request for cancellation of Brooks registered trade mark based on non-use for three consecutive years in Japan. Koichi Tsujii is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Koichi Tsujii - 中村合同特許法律事務所

Shinichiro Tanaka - 中村合同特許法律事務所

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