February 19, 2021 Firm News
Opening of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Intellectual Property Co., Ltd.
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto established and started operations of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. (Executive Director: Yoshifumi Onodera) in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. The company is an affiliate of our firm which specializes in handling operations such as trademark applications and trials in China.
By establishing the new company, we have put in place a system that enables us to provide our clients with one-stop services in relation to businesses including observation of usurped trademarks, prior trademark investigations, trademark application procedures, trademark-related trials, administrative exposure, and copyright registration in China.
In China, damage caused from fraudulent acquisition of trademarks by third parties (usurped application) and counterfeits and pirated copies that infringe trademark rights and copyrights is still serious, and it is not necessarily easy to engage local attorneys who can deal with these problems in a professional and appropriate manner.
We provide high quality service, as expected of a Japanese law firm, in order to obtain, execute, and protect trademark rights of our clients in China, by coordinating seamlessly with our Beijing Office, staff team in Tokyo in charge of trademark affairs, and the new company.
|Establishment||September 2020 (Opened on January 2021)|
|Representative|| Executive Director and General Manager
3rd Floor, Beijing Fortune Bldg.,
| Trademark applications (including trademark
investigations), interim procedures, opposition to
the grant of trademarks (including monitoring of
usurped application), requests for cancellation of a
registered trademark not in use, trials against a
decision of final rejection, requests for declaration
of invalidity, monitoring and investigation of
counterfeits, administrative exposure, take-down of
electronic commerce sites, suspension at customs,
copyright registration, and procedures for
cancellation of domain name registration
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The following attorneys at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. provide extensive and cutting-edge legal services to our clients.
Executive Director and General Manager
Since joining our firm in 2000, Yoshifumi has been in charge of a number of domestic and international matters including lawsuits related to patent rights, trademark rights, copyrights, and intellectual property laws, arbitration, and negotiation of licensing agreements. With a background in chemistry and biology, Yoshifumi has been involved in matters with a high level of technical expertise in diverse technological fields. Yoshifumi is also involved in a number of operations related to intellectual property rights in China and the Asian region (ASEAN countries, India, and other countries), served as the Chief Representative of our Beijing Office from 2014 to 2020, and is also familiar with conditions of local business practices.
admitted in Japan, 2000
The University of Tokyo (B.S., 1998)
Joined Mori Sogo Law Offices (currently: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) (2000)
became partner of the firm (2008)
Chief Representative of Beijing Office, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (2014-2020)
Executive Director and General Manager, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. (2020-)
Naofumi handles all trademark-related matters in Japan and other countries. Naofumi strives to provide thorough and prompt service, utilizing experience gained throughout his career, to ensure the smooth operation of our clients’ businesses.
Patent Attorney (2011)
Hosei University (LL.B., 1998)
with Okabe International Patent Office (1998-2009)
with Oda and Saito Patent Office (2009-2011)
with Tanaka International Patent and Trademark Office (2011-2012)
with Okabe International Patent Office (2012-2017)