Fukoku Seimei Building 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0011 ,Japan
Tel: +81 3 5501 2438
Fax: +81 3 5501 2211
Established in 1994 with five lawyers, Atsumi & Sakai now has approximately 100 lawyers and 70 support staff, paralegals and translators, ranking the firm among the top ten largest independent Japanese law firms. The firm has doubled in size in the last ten years and this phenomenal growth has led to the development of a comprehensive range of legal expertise, including in the areas of finance, capital markets, private equity, M&A, investment funds, real estate, corporate law, risk management, corporate law, anti-trust law, project/natural resources/energy, healthcare, IP/IT, sports/media/entertainment, dispute resolution, domestic & cross-border litigation & arbitration, insurance, insolvency, labour & employment and Tax.
Atsumi & Sakai offers a comprehensive IP and IT practice experienced in license transactions, dispute resolution and litigation in relation to patent rights, trademarks, copyright and the Unfair Competition Prevention Law. The Firm has extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements in relation to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and advising on intellectual property matters related to advertising and media.
The Firm's IP&IT experience includes:
In April 2005, Atsumi & Sakai became the first Japanese law firm to create a foreign law joint venture (gaikokuhou kyoudou jigyo). This allows the firm to admit experienced foreign lawyers as partners, creating a unique combination of international expertise and an extensive Japanese law practice. The firm has a full-service capability, and, in addition to its core Japanese law practice, also advises on the laws of New York, California, the People’s Republic of China, England and Wales, Queensland, and US and Australian Federal law, as well as the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (in collaboration with Janssen Foreign Law Office).