Baker McKenzie has the resources and expertise to protect and enforce your IP rights in Japan and other jurisdictions worldwide. We successfully leverage our unique and seamless network of over 78 offices across more than 46 countries to provide a consistent level of service and efficiently manage our clients’ IP portfolios.

As far as information technology and communications are concerned, the automotive industry’s legal issues are expected to increase in the near future. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of these industry sectors, which are necessary to provide high quality and practical advice to clients. Our lawyers frequently handle cases dealing with the latest developments in this sector, including Internet and cloud computing issues.

Representative Experience

  • Provided a Japanese automotive company with strategic advice relating to the international use of one of their flagship brands due to third party opposition.
  • Advised a major Japanese automotive company on legal issues surrounding a cloud computing service in more than 60 countries.
  • Acted for a US auto manufacturer in litigation seeking cancellation of a JPO Trial Board Decision on a patent application regarding catalytic converters.