Last seen February 24 at 8:24 Kensaku Takase

My Services

I am the head of Baker & McKenzie's Tokyo IPIT Group which includes three partners and seven associates. My group advises and assists both multi-national companies on their Japanese IP and IT law issues, and Japanese companies with their overseas IP and IT law issues. I personally also focus on Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) law. I have been practising IP and IT law since 1999. I am a bilingual lawyer in English and Japanese. I am qualified in England and Wales, and am registered as a foreign attorney in Japan. Specialties: Intellectual Property - Copyright, Trade Marks, Designs, Unfair Competition and passing-off. Information Technology - large scale IT outsourcing deals including SaaS and cloud based, software licensing, advising on IT related agreements, data protection issues, procurement law issues, open source issues, escrow and assisting clients with their legal disputes. I also advise on multi-jurisdiction social media issues.

Advisory type

Legal (& Notary)

Service line

Commercial Contracts, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property Software Licensing IT law Legal Advice Copyright Law Trademarks Unfair Competition Licensing Trademark Infringement Data Privacy Dispute Resolution Trade Secrets Privacy Law Patents Competition Law Prosecution Cyberlaw Anti-counterfeiting Patent Prosecution Joint Ventures Entertainment Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation Contract Law Cross-border Transactions IT Law

Previous Employers

Hogan Lovells

College / University Degrees


University of Auckland

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  • Rate/hour ($): 600+
  • Experience level (yrs): expert
  • Size of typical clients: Fortune