Nakamura & Partners


Room 616, Shin-Tokyo Building
3-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-8355

+81 3 3211 1037

+81 3 3214 6367

Key contacts:

Representative partner: Shinichiro Tanaka
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Representative partner: Kazuhiko Yoshida
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 19
Number of patent attorneys: 66
Network memberships: AIPPI, AIPLA, INTA, APAA
Languages: Japanese, English, German

Nakamura & Partners, established in 1914, is one of the leading and largest international patent and law firms in Japan. 

The scope of the firm’s practice is very extensive and includes both the prosecution of industrial property rights and litigations and other legal affairs centering on intellectual property law. Specifically, the firm handles patent applications, utility model applications, design applications, trademark and service mark applications, oppositions, and trials before the Japanese Patent Office, and renders expert opinions relating to these industrial property rights. The firm’s legal practice also includes a wide range of counselling and infringement litigations and other types of litigations related to intellectual property laws (patent, trademark, design, utility model, trade secret, unfair competition prevention, copyright, etc.), drafting and negotiations related to joint ventures, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions and general corporate affairs.

  • Competition/antitrust
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property