Legal Work

Intellectual Property

We have extensive experience in patent infringement litigations in the fields of pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, electronics, mechanics and other technologies. We also handle trademark, design and copyright related litigations and procedures before the Japan Patent Office to attack or defend patents/trademarks.
We of course give advice and opinions to our clients on IP and represent clients on their negotiations for license agreements.
We are listed as a firm in Legal 500 for our IP practice and have individuals who are ranked highly in the legal directories.


Advising our clients on commercial matters is another key of our practice. We draft and/or revise all kinds of agreements for our clients and will negotiate commercial issues representing our clients. We also have extensive experience in setting up Japanese entities for our foreign clients and in commercial litigation.


We have advised our foreign clients on labor issues within their Japanese entities. Japan is unique in the sense that it is extremely difficult to terminate an employment agreement with an employee. We will guide our clients through the complicated issues they may face.


We have advised our foreign clients on regulatory issues in the field of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and telecommunications. We represent our clients for filings for market entry in the telecommunications area. We do not represent our clients for market approval on pharmaceuticals/medical devices but give high level advice on the Japanese regulations. If there is a need we can introduce our clients to firms (many are SMOs) that represent clients for market approval.

Dispute Resolution

We take pride in our DR practice. We handle variety of cases including IP litigation, commercial litigation and technology related litigation. We also have extensive experience in arbitration before the JCAA and JIPAC.


Please contact us if you require other services. We do not pretend we can cover everything. Even if we cannot service you there is a chance we know the right people.