Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
Intellectual Property Law
With respect to patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and other intellectual property, the attorneys of Iwata Godo are experienced in dealing with such procedures as litigation and provisional injunctions against infringements, litigation with regard to employee invention, trials for invalidation of IP rights and actions seeking rescission of trial decisions and rulings. Recently, in cooperation with a foreign local law firm, we assisted a client in a patent infringement lawsuit in a foreign country in its efforts to resolve the dispute.
We also advise and assist in the drafting and negotiation of contracts in transactions related to intellectual property, such as joint research and development projects and licence agreements. In addition, we advise on copyright issues for clients in businesses in which appropriate settlement of copyrights is of significant importance, including distribution of movies, music and e-books.
We provide IP-related services to clients in many industries, including precision machinery, electronic equipment, energy, IT, and various entertainment businesses, including publishing and character design. In our IP practice, we collaborate closely with patent attorneys and are well prepared to deal with cases in which specialized technical knowledge is required.
Information Technology Law
Rapid expansion of the use and application of information technology (IT) in recent years has made it essential in corporate business activities, and the surrounding legal environment is gradually changing as well.
Iwata Godo offers legal advice on IT related issues relevant to the business practice of the client, leveraging our expertise and technical knowledge of IT. We also advise on IT-related contracts such as system development contracts and such IT related laws as the Telecommunications Business Law and the Provider Liability Law, and represent clients in litigation and other procedures if and when disputes arise.
Publications Related to Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
Uenishi Takuya authors a commentary on the study group of the Prime Minister's Office on AI-related IP issues (Shoji Homu Portal website)
- UENISHI Takuya
Anzai Kazuto authors a commentary on the Japanese Government's Intellectual Property Promotion Plan 2023 (Shoji Homu Portal website)
- ANZAI Kazuto
Adachi Makoto authors a commentary on MIC's proposed amendments to personal data protection guidelines for the telecommunications industry (Shoji Homu Portal website)
- ADACHI Makoto
Sekiguchi Akimasa authors a commentary on the review by METI's Industrial Structure Council of the trademark system from the standpoint of brand strategies (Shoji Homu Portal website)
- SEKIGUCHI Akimasa
Lectures, Seminars and Conferences Related to Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
Matsuda Akira gave a lecture APPI compliance at the Japan Consumer Credit Association's Follow-up Training Session for Personal Information Managers
Matsuda Akira gave a lecture Japan's cross-border data transfer regulations at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)'s webinar "Looking Back on Data Transfer Developments in Asia"
Matsuda Akira gave a lecture "Protection of Personal Information Assessment (PIA): Its Importance, Content and Practical Implementation" at the Japan DPO Association's Seminar on Protection of Personal Information
News Related to Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law
A special feature of IGIP Iwata Godo Patent Attorneys Inc. and Iwata Godo titled "Intellectual Property Management Strategy" was published in the July 3 issue of Nikkei Business
An interview with Kudo Ryohei appeared in Nikkei Business Daily An interview with Kudo Ryohei, ""Intellectual Property Strategy: How to Disclose Effectively"", appeared in Nikkei Business Daily on September 28
The June 20 Nikkei carried a comment by Matsuda Akira in its article "Act on the Protection of Personal Information(4) Mandatory Reporting Even for Potential Leakage".
11 lawyers of our firm were recognized in The Best Lawyers in Japan 2023.
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■ Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
■ Arbitration and Mediation
■ Privacy and Data Security Law
Matsuda Akira's comment on the amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information in 2022 appears in the article (dated August 9, 2021) titled "Japan revised guidelines tighten data security" of Global Data Review.
Matsuda Akira's comment regarding 2020 Amendment of the Personal Information Protection Act appeared in the article titled "Japan's privacy amendments finalised" (dated June 17, 2020) at Global Data Review.
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