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TMI Associates

Intellectual Property: Domestic

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What the team is known for

TMI Associates houses an exceptionally strong bench of practitioners who cover the full spectrum of matters including copyright, design and trade mark infringement, brand protection and patent invalidations. Maintains a significant presence in the sports sector, in which it is mandated on marketing, sponsorship and licensing agreements. Additional strengths include acting for internet service companies and broadcasters, as well as electronics and software companies. Represents leading Japanese and international clients.

Strengths

One source appreciates that TMI Associates has been able to provide "a high level of judgement and appropriate advice on IP litigation matters, in a limited timeframe."

Another client highlights: "They are excellent in their presentation in court, and they understand tech issues very well."

Work highlights

TMI Associates represented Kyoto City University of Arts in appeal proceedings before the Osaka High Court in relation to a name use dispute.

Notable practitioners

Mitsuko Miyagawa is a well-regarded IP litigator, including in relation to trade mark, copyright and design matters. She is well known in the market for her expertise in brand protection work.

Yoshiyuki Inaba is a highly regarded patent attorney who represents clients in big-ticket IP litigation cases, as well as patent prosecution matters. He advises many leading consumer goods, technology and semiconductor companies.

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Intellectual Property: Domestic

TMI Associates

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Location

23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

6-10-1 Roppongi

Minato-ku

Tokyo-to

Japan

106-6123

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Japan

Intellectual Property: Domestic


Mitsuko Miyagawa
Band 2

Intellectual Property: Domestic Firms: Patent Specialists


Yoshiyuki Inaba
Band 1