Adachi City Legal Service


Intellectual Property

  • Appellate + Supreme Court
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Licensing + Technology Transactions
  • Patent Counseling + Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Invalidations
  • Technology Transfer
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Utility Models & Designs
  • Unfair Competition
  • University Intellectual Property
  • Copyright & Entertainment
  • Financial/Business Services
  • Franchise & Licensing
  • Transactions & Advisory
  • Inventorship, Ownership & Recordals

Intellectual Property

  • Academic Research
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Chemicals
  • Cleantech
  • Consumer Products
  • Electrical/Computer
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Internet
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Nanotechnology
  • New Media and Entertainment
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • IP Audits

Anti-Counterfeiting, Customs & Criminal Enforcement

  • Brand protection & enforcement
  • Customs recordals & seizures
  • Criminal investigations, raids & seizures
  • Customs & Criminal enforcement
  • Civil litigation & recovery
  • Customs Import Suspension motions
  • Monitoring online retail & auction sites
  • Online anti-piracy & anti-counterfeiting
  • Private investigations, test purchases & product verification
  • Preparation of authentication, enforcement manuals and training programs
  • International customs & law enforcement anti- piracy consultation & coordination
  • Takedowns infringing online ads & online counterfeiting sites

Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer

  • Accreditation, Licensing and Certification
  • Health Care Compliance/Regulatory
  • Counseling
  • Antitrust
  • Health claims, nutrient content claims
  • Advertising & Labeling
  • Litigation
  • Clinical Trials, PMDA and Research
  • Life cycle management
  • Compliance, Import & Labeling regulations
  • Pharmaceutical Affairs, generics
  • Contracting
  • Mergers, Acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Governance
  • Privacy and Security/Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Product liability
  • Food, Beverage, Cosmetics & Dietary Supplements
  • Reimbursement
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Regulatory due diligence
  • Government Investigations
  • Tax-Exempt Organization Issues

We counsel and advise on all regulatory issues affecting the research, testing, approval, post- approval compliance, pricing, advertising and correction, withdrawal or recall of drugs, food


and beverage products, cosmetics, consumer products, nutritional products, and medical devices/diagnostics products in Japan.

Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice

  • Agency & Partnership
  • FinTech law and regulation
  • Blockchain, digital currencies & investment platforms
  • Government approvals
  • Civil Rehabilitation
  • International Corporate Transactions
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Internal investigations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Insolvency & Recovery
  • Privacy and Security/Compliance
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Product liability
  • Creditor/Debtor Representation
  • Project Finance
  • Cross-border Insolvency
  • Projects – Public/Private partnerships
  • Distribution, Franchise & Dealership
  • Restructuring and downsizing
  • Employment & Labor
  • Special Liquidation Employment HR Compliance Audit & Review
  • Sports, Travel & Leisure Employee investigations
  • Tax
  • Employee severance
  • Trade regulation
  • Export & Import controls
  • Venture Capital

Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust

Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust analysis, consultation with the Japan Fair Trade Commission for prior clearance, anti-monopoly filings in Japan Investigation by competition authorities, leniency program advice, and advice on and representation in administrative proceedings, civil actions and criminal actions


Advice in relation to business matters (e.g., business policies such as pricing/distribution, contracts, activities of trade associations and prior consultation with the Japan Fair Trade Commission)

Compliance (e.g., compliance programs, seminars and legal audits) Adachi City Legal Service


Technology, media & telecoms

Technology contracts, including hardware and software supply, design, build and operate, turnkey, O&M, systems integration and outsourcing and offshoring contracts.

  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud computing
  • Public sector procurement
  • Digital media & computer games

Telecommunications – fixed line, mobile, cable, satellite and other infrastructure services, as well as ISPs and data network operators

Media (print, broadcast and digital); sport; internet; litigation; intellectual property; public policy; regulation, publishing, libel, defamation

Entertainment, Marketing, Advertising


Privacy, data protection – (confidentiality, bank secrecy, regulatory restrictions on outsourcing of data processing, record retention requirements, privilege)


Database protection

Corporate Governance & Compliance

We counsel and represent corporate clients on all of their Japanese legal needs arising out of their day-to-day business and corporate operations as well as internal management issues.


We excel particularly in technology start-ups, joint ventures, health regulatory, intellectual property, and technology-related transactions and corporate matters.


We handle both civil and criminal matters over regulatory compliance issues. We also represent clients in connection with investigations and other proceedings before governmental agencies and self-regulatory organizations.


Governance & corporate compliance requirements; Director and officer fiduciary duties and responsibilities;




Board/management issues, including conflicts of interest, related party transactions and executive compensation;


Board and committee governance matters, including charters, programs and policies, self- evaluations, codes of conduct, and executive succession planning;


Enterprise-wide compliance and risk management programs;


Public company disclosure issues and related liability considerations;


Shareholder relations (including shareholder communications, responding to shareholder proposals, dealing with shareholder activists, institutional corporate governance advisors, and shareholder advisory firms);


Inventor compensation and litigation.


Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Commercial & Technology disputes related to licenses, development agreements, intellectual property, online contracting, internet copyright, inventor compensation, source-code appropriation, digital trademarks, domain names, online defamation, products liability, privacy, non-competition, fiduciary duties and other obligations as they relate to the technology and media industries.


Complex Commercial, Personal and Technology disputes – outsourcing disputes, excess use claims, database licensing, breaches of service level agreements and contracts to supply IT equipment or services and the eviction of cyber squatters. On-line defamation issues.


Private client complex multi-jurisdictional succession disputes and family dispute resolution, employment, reputation protection, immigration, family office management, private property & wealth management, enforcement & execution of foreign judgements.


Environmental regulatory litigation, environmental planning and international environmental law litigation.


Product liability, from pre-launch and product recalls through to defending claims. PL issues arising from drugs, electronic equipment and medical devices. Legal steps to avoid or minimize the impact of potential claims.

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