Nakamura & Partners

Japan

Analysis

Overview

Outstanding IP boutique firm Nakamura & Partners handles the full array of IP matters, including trademark, patent, design and compliance. The firm is particularly renowned for its patent contentious capability as well as IP transactions and unfair competition work. Its industry expertise includes TMT, high-tech electronic, chemical and manufacturing. Kazuhiko Yoshida is a key practitioner.

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Defended Mitsubishi Paper Mills in a case filed by Kitazato Corporation seeking an injunction against patent infringement.

Acted for SIG Technology against Tetra seeking revocation of the Japan Patent Office’s trial decision, which dismissed SIG's request for invalidation of Tetra's patent.

Advised a famous manga artist, Suzue Miuchi, in copyright infringement against a supplement manufacturer and an advertising agent concerning the use of drawings similar to the client’s manga for its advertisement material.