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Senior Counsel

Kazuo Ohtake

Kazuo Ohtake

Admitted to bar

1978, Japan

Languages

Japanese and English

Contact

Contact this Lawyer

TEL : +81-3-6889-7116
FAX : +81-3-6889-8116

Practice Areas

General Corporate, IP Transactions, IP Disputes, Media, Entertainment and Sport, Disputes in Foreign Jurisdictions, Civil and Commercial Disputes

Biography

Kazuo Ohtake graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1976 and with an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1983. Mr. Ohtake trained as a foreign lawyer from 1983 to 1984 at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and from 1984 to 1985 at Freshfields (currently, Freshfields Bruckhaus Delinger LLP) in London. He served as a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics for three years from April 2010. He is a member of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association.

Mr. Ohtake practices all areas of business law, with a special focus on intellectual property law in recent years. He is one of the founding members of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Education/Professional Experience

1976

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

1978-

Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

1983

Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

1983-1984

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York

1984-1985

Freshfields (currently Freshfields Bruckhaus Delinger LLP), London

1986-2016

Partner, Nagashima & Ohno (currently Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu)

2010-March 2013

Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics

March 2011

Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School

March 2012

Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

2016-2019

Advisor, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

2020-present

Senior Counsel, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Seminars

November 1, 2007

Seminars

Chinese, Korean and Japanese approach to IP issues in Case Study
Chinese, Korean and Japanese enforcement procedures for US and domestic judgments, including strategy for enforcement issues

February 7, 2007

NO&T Seminars

Intellectual Property Law in Europe and the USA: A case study based seminar

October 31, 2003

Seminars

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Laws of Japan

November 5, 2003

Seminars

Legal System of Japan, Legal Education in Japan, Practice of Law in Japan and Careers at the Bar

Publications

April, 2007

Articles

Two IPHC Decisions on the Infringement of Neighbouring Rights

The Asialaw Japan Review, Volume 2 Issue 4, April 2007

July, 2006

Articles

The IP High Court one year on

Managing Intellecual Property, July/August 2006

Topics

December 27, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Global Guide

September 27, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2019

April 4, 2019

Awards

High evaluation received in the 2020 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

November 26, 2018

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2018

October 26, 2017

Awards

High evaluation received in Who's Who Legal: Japan 2017

November 16, 2015

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

October 30, 2014

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

October 1, 2014

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in Asialaw Profiles 2015

November 7, 2013

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014

November 7, 2013

Awards

NO&T receives high evaluation in Asialaw Profiles 2014