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KUBOTA

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 3JapanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Maintains a superb client base which includes both pharmaceutical and technology companies. Notable strengths in defending clients in IP litigation including patent invalidation actions. Also skilled in managing trade mark portfolios and anti-counterfeiting matters for leading multinational brands. Clients also include clothing manufacturers, consumer products and international food and drink corporations.

Strengths

"They provide appropriate advice and the best solutions in consideration of the company's direction," reports one client.

A source says: "They are frank and easy to communicate with."

Work highlights

Defended Sony against a patent lawsuit brought by Fujifilm regarding data storage tapes in computers.

Notable practitioners

Eiichiro Kubota is the founding and managing partner of the firm and often handles patent litigation, as well as trade mark portfolio management. An interviewee remarks that he "has a lot of experience in the patent field."

Yusuke Inui is a rising figure in the market, handling the IP portfolios of multinational clients and also lending his hand to patent litigation cases. "He is a very good IP lawyer," notes a source.

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Japan

Intellectual Property: Domestic


Eiichiro Kubota
Band 1
Yusuke Inui
Up and Coming