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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

16TH FLOOR, MARUNOUCHI PARK BUILDING, 2-6-1 MARUNOUCHI, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 100-8222, JAPAN
Tel:
Work +81 3 6212 8330
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Fax +81 3 6212 8230
Email:
Web:
www.mhmjapan.com

Yutaka Miyoshi

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Work +81 5223 7749
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Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Position

IT/Intellectual Property, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, General Corporate, Overseas Practice

Career

Admitted to practice in 1995 (Japan), and in 2004 (New York); with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, Washington DC (2003-2004); Partner of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (2006-present); Member of Committee for Research and Study of Intellectual Property in the Context of Corporate Restructurings, Institute of Intellectual Property (2001-2002); Part-time Lecturer, Copyright Law course for the Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) program, Graduate School of Management of Science and Technology, the Tokyo University of Science (April 2007-March 2008); Part-time Lecturer at Rikkyo Law School (April 2010-March 2011); Chairman of the Legal Committee, East Asian Football Federation (2011-present); Member of Legal Committee, Asian Football Confederation (2011-present); Member of Executive Committee, Japan Football Association (June 2012-present)

Languages

Japanese and English

Member

Tokyo Bar Association; New York State Bar Association

Education

Keio University (LL.B., 1991), The George Washington University Law School (LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, 2003)


Japan: Intellectual property

Independent local firms

Within: Independent local firms

Litigation is one of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto’s core strengths, particularly regarding employee inventions and mandates relating to infringement and invalidity in patents, trade marks and copyrights. Yoshifumi Onodera – who splits time between Tokyo and Beijing – advised on various copyright transfer and licensing agreements. Other facets of the practice include trade secrets, data protection and providing ongoing advice on maintaining, protecting and acquiring IP rights. Atsushi Okada, Takuya Iizuka and Yutaka Miyoshi are noted.

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Japan: TMT

Independent local firms

Within: Independent local firms

The nine-partner practice at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto covers a wide range of litigious and transactional work, from technology transfer agreements to data protection and cybercrime. Yutaka Miyoshi and Atsushi Okada acted in IP-related disputes for and against companies from the telecoms, hospitality, electronics and manufacturing sectors. Koichiro Iida is recommended.

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