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LAWYERS

KUDO Ryohei

KUDO Ryohei

Title
Associate
License
Attorney・Patent Attorney
Languages
Japanese (native)/English

Career Summary

March 1980
Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
March 1998
Graduated from Makuhari Senior High School
March 2002
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
2002-2006
Worked at the Ministry of Defense
May 2006
Received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar)
January 2007
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association
March 2010
Received his J.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Law(Selected for outstanding academic achievement)
December 2011
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (New 64th)
January 2012
Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
May 2012
Joined Iwata Godo
September-October 2013
Seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP in Singapore
November-December 2013
Seconded to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
April 2018-
Tokyo Medical University, Graduate School of Medicine (Ph.D. candidate, Molecular Pathology)

Engaged Cases

・Providing advice on inbound/outbound dispute resolutions (litigation, mediation and arbitration in the area of business transactions among companies, commercial litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, entertainment laws, trade secrets, unfair competition, preservation of evidence, M&A, joint ventures, financial products, product liability, real estate, labor issues, IT and software, collection of claims, etc.);
・Providing advice on intellectual property rights;
・Representing negotiations on contracts and handling disputes in terms of Patent Act, Trademark Act, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Copyright Act, Antimonopoly Act and others
・Providing legal advice in the field of life science (legal adviser of pharmaceutical companies, academies, research institutions, bioventure companies, etc.)
・Providing legal services on international business transactions;
・Dealing with business deployment, local regulations and disputes associated with overseas expansion of Japanese companies;
・Handling matters related to the Companies Act, shareholders’ meetings and the corporate governance; and
・Member of the Compliance Committee of a company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
・Legal adviser to a patent attorney firm

Professional Memberships

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI・JAPAN) (Committee to Consider Agenda for 2019 Annual Meeting in London)
Amicus Brief Standing Committee Member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

List of Main Publications

≪English≫
-“Global Legal Insights – AI, Machine Learning & Big Data First Edition” (co-author, Global Legal Group, June 2019)
-“Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” (Japan Chapter) (Law Business Research, 2014)
-“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014” (Japan chapter) (Global Legal Group Ltd., 2014)
-“Distribution & marketing of drugs: Jurisdictional comparisons”(Japan chapter) (The European Lawyer Reference Series, 2012)
≪Japanese≫
-“Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period[Intellectual Property Law]” (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing, 2018)
-“When an Intellectual Property Personnel in a Manufacturer Needs to Consider Usage of a Photograph – Key Points to Handle a Right regarding Photograph Works – [No. 134, “Point to Reconfirm” Series]” (Chizai Kanri (Japan Intellectual Property Association), July 2018)
-“Method of Identifying Trade Secrets in Proceedings of Injunction against Unfair Competition Regarding Trade Secrets” (co-author, Chizai Purizumu (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry),March 2018)
-“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
-“Q&A: Handbook for Outside Directors/ Outside Company Auditors”(co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2015)
-“IPO and Strategic Legal Affairs - Taking into Account the Viewpoint of Accountant” (co-author, Shoji Homu, 2015)
-“Special Edition: Q&A Concerning Revision of the Companies Act and Practical Business” (co-author, Kinyu Homu Jijo, Sept. 25, 2014)

Publications

  • 2019.08
    Publications

    Kudo Ryohei contributed to consideration/writing of the commentary titled "AIPPI Japan's Opinions on Agenda for AIPPI World Congress 2019 -- Agenda "Copyright": Copyright to Products of Artificial Intelligence" which appears in AIPPI Monthly Journal (AIPPI Vol. 64 No. 7).

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2019.06
    Publications

    Matsuda Akira, Kudo Ryohei co-authored the Japan chapter of "Global Legal Insights(AI, Machine Learning & Big Data(2019))."

  • 2019.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "The Verification/Evaluation/Planning Committee of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters Holds the 6th Meeting on Digital Content" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2018.12
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Calls for Public Comments on 'Guidelines Concerning Data for Limited Provision (Draft)'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2018.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "METI's Revision of the 'Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2018.07
    Publications

    A book authored by our lawyers entitled "Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period" is published by Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd.

  • 2018.07
    Publications

    Kudo Ryohei authored an article entitled "When an Intellectual Property Personnel in a Manufacturer Needs to Consider Usage of a Photograph - Key Points to Handle a Right regarding Photograph Works - [No. 134, “Point to Reconfirm” Series]” which appears in July 2018 issue of Chizai Kanri (published by Japan Intellectual Property Association). 

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2018.03
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "MLIT Publishes Report of 'Study Group on Liability for Damages in Automated Driving'" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2018.03
    Publications

    Tago Shinya, Ueda Atsushi, Kudo Ryohei and Landry Guesdon authored an English commentary explaining the outline of the Act on Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, etc. as well as the laws and regulations and the industry self-regulations on distribution of pharmaceuticals in Japan, entitled “Distribution and Marketing of Drugs in Japan” which is available on the Practical Law website of Thomson Reuters, UK.

  • 2018.03
    Publications

    Toji Yoshihiro, Kudo Ryohei and Suzuka Shogo co-authored an article entitled "Method of Identifying Trade Secrets in Proceedings of Injunction against Unfair Competition Regarding Trade Secrets" which appears in March 2018 issue of Chizai Purizumu.

    Author:
    TOJI Yoshihiro  KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2017.12
    Publications

    A book co-authored by Toji Yoshihiro, Ito Hiroki and other attorneys of Iwata Godo entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" (ShojiHomu Co., Ltd., 2017) is introduced in the article "Books Useful for Corporate Legal Affairs in Food Service Industry" of Business Law Journal No.119.

  • 2017.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Publishes Manuals to Prevent Harassment at the Workplace and In-company Training Materials" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2017.06
    Publications

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "METI Holds the Third Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2017.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "Personal Information Protection Commission Releases the Outline of Notification Procedures for Third Party Provision by Opt-out under Article 23, Paragraph 2 of the Act" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2017.01
    Publications

    A book co-authored by 34 attorneys of Iwata Godo including Toji Yoshihiro, Ito Hiroki entitled "New Story of Shareholders' Meeting" is published by ShojiHomu Co., Ltd.

  • 2016.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Ryohei Kudo's commentary titled "The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Clarifies How to Regulate Services of Online Crane Games under the Law on Control and Improvement of Amusement Businesses" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2016.05
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Ryohei Kudo's commentary titled "Japan Patent Office Announces Guidelines for Inventions by Employees under Article 35(6) of the Patent Law" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2016.02
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "METI Publishes "Handbook on Protection of Confidential Information - For Advancement of Corporate Value -" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2015.11
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled, "Asahi Breweries Announces the Winning of a Patent Infringement Suit," is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2015.08
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Publishes Revised Edition of Guidelines to Prevent Bribery of Foreign Public Officials under the Unfair Competition Prevention Act" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2015.05
    Publications

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei authored an article entitled "Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions - Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office" which appears in the May 20, 2015 issue of Financial Regulation.

    Author:
    MATSUDA Takao  KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2015.03
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "Cabinet Decision on a 'Bill for Partial Amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act'"is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2014.12
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "Eighteenth (18th) Criminal Affairs Department of the Tokyo District Court (Presiding Judge: Masahiro Hieda) Rendered the Judgment of Conviction on Violation of Antitrust Law" is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2014.10
    Publications

    Tago Shinya, Kudo Ryohei and Beppu Fumiya co-authored an article entitled "Getting the Deal Through - Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2015 - Japan" which appears in Law Business Research.

    Author:
    TAGO Shinya  KUDO Ryohei  BEPPU Fumiya 
  • 2014.09
    Publications

    Toji Yoshihiro, Izumi Atsushi, Usui Kouji, Okushi Kenichi, Kashiwagi Kensuke, Eiguchi Manabu, Ito Hiroki, Matsuda Takao, Aoki Shinji, Kato Mayumi, Mutou Yuuki, Onimaru Nozomi, Fukasawa Atsushi, Arata Ryusuke, Tomita Yusuke, Sato Takaki, Sakamoto Masafumi, Kudo Ryohei, Beppu Fumiya and Karasawa Akira co-authored an article entitled "Special Feature: The Companies Act as Amended and Questions and Answers of Relevant Business Practices – Revisions Concerning Merger and Acquisition" which appears in Kinyu Houmu Jijo No. 2002.

  • 2014.09
    Shoji Homu Portal

    Kudo Ryohei's commentary titled "Tokyo District Court, Twenty-Ninth Civil Division Approves Copyright Infringement Regarding 'Terms' " is available on the Shoji Homu Portal Site.

    Author:
    KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2014.03
    Publications

    Tago Shinya and Kudo Ryohei authored an article entitled "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution (2014 edition)," which appears in International Comparative Legal Guides by Global Legal Group.

    Author:
    TAGO Shinya  KUDO Ryohei 
  • 2012.12
    Publications

    Ueda Atsushi, Hirayama Kentaro, Oka Kaori, Maruyama Shinji, Sugusaka Haruna and Kudo Ryohei co-authored an English article entitled "Distribution & Marketing of Drugs: Jurisdictional Comparisons" (The European Lawyer Reference Series) by Sweet & Mazwell in the UK, which offers an outline of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act in Japan and commentary on law regulation and self regulation relating to distribution of drugs.

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2019.09

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a lecture titled "Seminar on Trademarks in China and Japan - with Chinese Trademark Attorney" at Nihonbashi Life Science Hub.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2017.09

    Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered a lecture entitled "1. Tips on Handling of Tax Investigations Derived from Understanding of Tax Suits" and "2. The Latest Trend of Tax Investigations of Large-scale Corporations" at Jitsumu Kenshu Center of Zeimu Kenkyukai.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei  SATO Shuji 

  • 2017.05

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a lecture entitled "Trade Secrets and Patents in the United States and Japan" at the Nihonbashi Life Science Hub.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2015.08

    Matsuda Takao, Kudo Ryohei and Motomura Takeshi will deliver a lecture entitled "Strategic Legal Practices for IPO from 5 Perspectives ? People, Goods (Contract), Money, Information and Time” at the head office of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on August 27, 2015, as part of “IPO Seminar” co-hosted by Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group and Iwata Godo.

  • 2015.04

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei will deliver a lecture entitled “Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions ? Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office” on May 12, 2015 at Congres Convention Center, and May 22, 2015 at Bellesalle Kanda. Please visit http://www.finance-forum.jp/ for details.

News

  • 2019.08

    Kudo Ryohei became the Amicus Brief Standing Committee Member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

  • 2019.03

    Kudo Ryohei was appointed as a member of the Committee to Consider Agenda for 2019 Annual Meeting in London for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI・JAPAN).

  • 2013.09

    Kudo Ryohei has been seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for training from September 9 to December 31.

  • 2012.05

    We welcome a new attorney, Kudo Ryohei.