Intellectual property rights, such as patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, and copyrights, are indispensable for a company to function. Therefore, for example, when concluding a joint development agreement or a license agreement, sufficient legal considerations are required to prevent disputes from occurring. In addition, when a dispute actually arises, it is necessary to secure one’s own rights and interests while using procedures such as invalidation trials, litigation to cancel trial decisions, and infringement litigation.
In addition, intellectual property rights cover a wide range of fields, including life sciences, IT, information, chemistry, engineering, etc., and the issues involved are often more complex than in ordinary cases. Dispute resolution, whether through negotiation or litigation, requires knowledge of the technical field and a wealth of legal knowledge and experience.
Our firm has several attorneys with backgrounds in the sciences and expertise in the field of intellectual property rights, and we provide a wide range of legal services related to intellectual property rights, including dispute resolution, in collaboration with cooperating patent attorney firms.
In addition, through advising on investments in so-called IT and information venture companies, we have accumulated knowledge of the IT and information industries, which have made dramatic progress in recent years, and we are ready to provide prompt and appropriate dispute prevention and dispute resolution services in all technological fields.