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Shunichiro KOBAYAKAWA

“My aim and desire are to contribute to the benefit of the clients with the best proposals”

As a trademark attorney, Shunihciro Kobayakawa has remarkable experiences and achievements in trademarks and designs including invalidation trials; cancellation trials; infringement litigations; legal determinations; expert opinions; procedures concerning suspension by the customs; license negotiations; and drafting of agreements, not to mention filing of applications. He is also well versed in practices concerning the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Copyright Act. Shunichiro approaches problems confronting his clients with “multifaceted considerations” based on his knowledges and accomplishments. His proposals and solutions always meet the needs and demands of his clients.

Shunichiro KOBAYAKAWA

“My aim and desire are to contribute to the benefit of the clients with the best proposals”

As a trademark attorney, Shunihciro Kobayakawa has remarkable experiences and achievements in trademarks and designs including invalidation trials; cancellation trials; infringement litigations; legal determinations; expert opinions; procedures concerning suspension by the customs; license negotiations; and drafting of agreements, not to mention filing of applications. He is also well versed in practices concerning the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Copyright Act. Shunichiro approaches problems confronting his clients with “multifaceted considerations” based on his knowledges and accomplishments. His proposals and solutions always meet the needs and demands of his clients.

Educational/Professional Background

2007 Ritsumeikan University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law (LL.B)
2008 Patent firm in Tokyo
2008 Registered as a patent and trademark attorney
2010  Studied at Bellevue College, WA, USA
2011   Nagoya International Patent Firm
2018  Florida Coastal School of Law (online LL.M.)

Areas of Expertise

Shunichiro is specialized in trademark and design matters in Japan and other countries. He is experienced in dispute resolution such as litigation, trial, and negotiation.

Membership of Associations

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
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Memberships & Committees

Japan

Japan Patent Attorneys Association

-Education Institute (2018-2019)
-Trademark Committee (2014-2015)
-Design Committee (2012, 2018-2019)
-International Activities Center (2011)

Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai Branch

-Training Planning Committee (2019)
-Public Relations Committee (2017)
-Comprehensive Intellectual Property Measures Committee (2014)
-Intellectual Property Rights System Promotion Committee (2014)

 

Abroad

-INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK LAW AND PRACTICE TEAM, MARQUES (2019-)
-Design Committee ECTA (2017-)

Lectures & Speeches

-“Intellectual Property Seminar”, Gifu Institute of Invention and Innovation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
-“Seminar for Small Businesses on Strategies for Boosting Profits”, Aichi Shinkin Bank (2015)
-“Attack and Defend: On How to Build a Brand”, Marketing I’s Co Ltd., (2014)
-“Weekend Patent Seminar on How to Obtain IP Rights Abroad”, Japan Patent Attorney’s Association (2014)
-“Regional Collective Trademarks and How to Make the Most of Them”, Mino Washi Brand Cooperative (2012)

Publications

-“Legal Case Study on Whether a Trademark is Well-Known Enough to be Granted Prior Rights”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Patent 2015 Vol.68 (May 2015)

Media Appearance

-“Trademark Application Filed in China for Nishio Matcha by a Chinese Company Is Preventing Companies in Aichi to Use the Local Specialty’s Name in Their Product Names in China”, Interviewee for a news program “Minna no News One”, Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., (September 2017)

Contributions

-“Current Status on PPAP Trademark Case”, The Mid-Japan Economist
-“Introduction of Accelerated Examination System”, The Mid-Japan Economist

International Conferences

-WIPO, “The 8th Working Group on the Legal Aspects of the Hague System for the International Registration of Designs”, in Geneva (2019)
-MARQUES 2019 in Dublin
-ECTA 2019 in Edinburgh
-INTA 2019 in Boston
-ECTA 2018 in Athens
-ECTA 2017 in Budapest
-INTA 2017 in Barcelona
-MARQUES 2016 in Alicante
-INTA 2016 in Orlando
-ECTA 2015 in Hamburg
-INTA 2015 in San Diego
-INTA 2014 in Hong Kong
-INTA 2013 in Dallas
-INTA 2012 in Washington

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