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Japan: Intellectual property
Within Independent local firms, Nakamura & Partners is a first tier firm,
‘Streets ahead’ according to some, Nakamura & Partners is ‘a boutique firm with a strong and stable position in the IP market’. The firm is expert in the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights, as well as in opposition, invalidation and cancellation procedures. It fields a mix of patent attorneys (benrishi) and lawyers with expertise in the electrical and electronics, mechanical, and chemical sectors. Managing partners Koichi Tsujii and Shinichiro Tanaka are ‘legends in Japan’, and are recommended alongside IP litigation expert Yoshio Kumakura.