However, intellectual property law is one of the areas that companies find difficulty in judging how far the right of the companies is protected by law or what materials anyone can use freely. That is because new issues arise day-to-day over treatment of various information of which the extent or form of legal protection differ such as knowhow or data in addition to typical rights of intellectual property such as patent, copyrights or trademark. Therefore, companies need to acquire precise advice based on up-to-date business practice in connection with intellectual property law more than any other field.
Our firm has extensive experiences in assisting both companies that utilize and protect their intellectual property (on proprietors’ side) and companies that receive complaint from other companies against infringement of rights, and those experiences also include intellectual property disputes to fight against the presence or absence of or the range of infringement of intellectual property, or the range of injunction order or claim. Furthermore, we are engaged in giving advice regarding intellectual property at the business planning phase or contract negotiation in connection with intellectual property in order to facilitate business process without generating disputes.
Our firm also has broad experiences on matters involved with new types of intellectual property. We assist clients regarding contract or legal issues in connection with data collection and transaction extending over fields such as design of entertainment business where copyrights and their free use exist relatively, or protection of personal data.