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Hogan Lovells

Intellectual Property: International

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What the team is known for

Talented team known for its prowess in tackling both patent and trade mark issues. Frequently retained by leading manufacturing, technology and life sciences companies. Adept in trade mark clearance and portfolio management, and also active handling patent infringement and invalidation proceedings. Advises on IP due diligence in connection with cross-border M&A transactions, as well as IP licensing mandates.

Strengths

One laudatory client remarks: "Everyone in the team is responsive, courteous and convincing."

Another source appreciates that "worldwide support is possible" when working with this firm.

Work highlights

Advised SymBio Pharmaceuticals on negotiations for the global IP licensing of the antiviral drug brincidofovir.

Notable practitioners

Frederick Ch'en is active on patent infringement and licensing matters, leveraging his academic background in biological sciences to service pharmaceutical industry clients on IP mandates. "My impression is that his response is quick, polite and convincing," explains one satisfied client.

Lloyd Parker is the firm's Asia-Pacific regional managing partner and is based in its Tokyo office. "Lloyd is well known," observes one admiring source, elaborating that "he is a trade mark attorney who has a very large practice and is well regarded."

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Overview

With 50 fully-dedicated IP lawyers, professionals and other support staff based in Tokyo, Hogan Lovells has the largest multi-jurisdictional IP team in Japan. We offer the greatest range of jurisdictional qualifications, including 8 Bengoshi (Japan-qualified lawyer) and Benrishi (Japanese Patent Attorney), 6 US-qualified lawyers, 3 UK-qualified lawyers and many other qualified lawyers in Australia, New Zealand, EUTM and France. Our team members include scientifically-trained lawyers with technical backgrounds and advanced graduate degrees in Medical Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Earth Sciences and Engineering. This is unusual and highly distinctive in the Japanese market, giving us the cutting-edge strength to provide comprehensive advice combining the law, science and cultural awareness. 

From trademark, patent, anti-counterfeiting, to copyright; from non-contentious to contentious; from inbound to outbound, we offer a full spectrum of services across the life cycle of IP assets – from creation, commercialization, protection, and licensing through to maturity.

Every day our Japan IP team works seamlessly with our global team of 400 IP professionals, across time zones, languages, jurisdictions, and areas of law. No matter where the issue is, we provide an integrated service to match our clients' global businesses and needs.

Industries

Automotive

Consumer (retail and manufacturing)

Electronics

Food and beverage

Industrials

Life sciences

Telecommunications, media and technology

Intellectual Property: International Department

Hogan Lovells

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Department location

15th Floor Daido Seimei

Kasumigaseki Building

1-4-2 Kasumigaseki

Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo

Tokyo-to

Japan

100-0013

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Intellectual Property: International


Frederick Ch'en
Band 2
Lloyd Parker
Eminent Practitioners