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Morrison & Foerster LLP

Intellectual Property

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Market-leading Japan-based IP team, also enjoying a sound reputation in this space across Mainland China and Hong Kong and extending to Singapore. Especially strong in patent litigation cases, and in handling cross-border transactional matters. Possesses an impressive client following among technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Also advises on the IP issues arising out of data privacy, cybersecurity regulations and related compliance questions.

Strengths

An interviewee highlights the team's "substantive knowledge of legal issues, combined with its practical and commercial approach to advising clients."

"Dealing with Morrison & Foerster has been a wonderful experience," reports a source.

Work highlights

Advised Taisho Pharmaceutical on the purchase of trade mark and other intellectual property as part of its USD1.6 billion acquisition of UPSA from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Notable practitioners

Gordon Milner and Sun Chuan co-head the firm's China IP practice and are main contacts in the Hong Kong office. Max Olson is a key point of contact in the Tokyo office.

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Intellectual Property Department

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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33/F Edinburgh Tower

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15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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