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Shogo Matsunaga

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Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office

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Intellectual Property & Labor

Position

IP and labor counsel with extensive experience advising European and U.S. industries and expatriate executives at multinational companies. His area of IP practice includes patent, trademark, unfair competition, and trade secret. Shogo has established unique yet effective anti-counterfeiting practice which gained great favor with prominent luxury brands as well as cosmetic, sports, and emerging fashion brands. Shogo also developed his advocacy skills in dismissal cases of senior executives at multinational companies who can hardly get protected by local labor laws; He has been quite successful in cutting off highly favorable settlements for his clients before court.

Career

IPtrust Inc., 1993-2007.

Languages

Japanese and English

Member

IP Division of Tokyo Bar Association, Brand Management Committee of Japan Trademark Association, LESJ (Licensing Executives Society Japan), IP Law Network for Lawyers, INTA (International Trademark Association).

Education

The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2008;Waseda University, LL.B, 2008.

Leisure

Sailing, Tennis and SAKE

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