Nakamura & Partners

Intellectual Property: Domestic Department

Japan
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Overview

Nakamura & Partners is an international patent and law firm which provides a wide range of services in the field of intellectual property inside and outside Japan.  Approximately 180 staff members, including about 60 patent attorneys and about 20 attorneys-at-law, work to provide various legal services.

The scope of the firm’s practice is extensive and includes both the enforcement of intellectual property rights and all other legal affairs relating to intellectual property law.

Specifically, the practice focuses on litigation and arbitration relating to intellectual property.  Nakamura & Partners’ lawyers have been involved in substantial intellectual property litigation, representing foreign and major domestic companies worldwide. Its expertise in technology work includes IT, hi-tech electronic, chemical, biotechnological and engineering fields.  Work also includes drafting and negotiations related to joint ventures, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, and general corporate affairs.

The firm further handles patent applications, design applications, trade mark and service mark applications, oppositions, and trials before the Japanese Patent Office. The firm also provides expert advice and representation relating to these intellectual property rights.

The firm has in-depth experience in advisory and prosecutory work relating to business model patents for trading companies, financial institutions and other organisations.