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Koichi TSUJII

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Nakamura & Partners

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Position

Partner / Intellectual property litigation, Intellectual property arbitration, Intellectual property-related opinion work, Intellectual property-related antitrust work, Anti-counterfeiting work, Licensing of technologies and trade marks, R and D contracts, Joint venture and distributorship contracts, International commercial dispute, International transactions, General corporate, Sports Arbitration, Copyright dispute

Career

Registered with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Daini Tokyo Bar Association in 1983;  Joined Nakamura & Partners in 1983;  Registered with the Japan Patent Attorneys Association in 1985;  Practiced at Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York) from 1989 to 1990;  Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1990;  Partner of Nakamura & Partners from 1993 to present.

Languages

Japanese and English

Member

Koichi is a Vice-President of AIPPI JAPAN, Chairman of the JFBA Committee on Intellectual Property Right at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, an Auditor of the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency, a Director of the Japan Anti-Doping Agency, an Executive Director of the All Japan Concert & Live Entertainment Promoters Conference. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Chuo University Graduate School of Law.

Education

Graduated from Chuo University (LL.B.), Law Department in 1978;  Studied and completed LL.M. at Cornell University from 1988 to 1989.

Leisure

Baseball, rock music, family time


Japan: Intellectual property

Independent local firms

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Koichi Tsujii - Nakamura & Partners

Within: Independent local firms

At Nakamura & Partners, Takaki Nishijima spearheads the electrical and IT team, Takeshi Deshimaru leads the mechanical and design practice, and Kazuo Yamasaki manages the chemical and biotechnology group. The bengoshi and benrishi (patent attorneys) handle applications, appeals and trials before the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and foreign agencies. Representing Sony in a patent infringement claim brought by a well-known patent troll was a highlight. Other key managing partners include trade mark and unfair competition expert Hiroyuki Itaki, Shinichiro Tanaka and Koichi Tsujii. Yoshio Kumakura and Kei Iida are also recommended alongside newly promoted partners Yuriko Sagara, Shoichi Satake and Naoki Okumura.

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