東京六本木法律特許事務所

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  早稲田祐美子
 

Yumiko Waseda

Partner / Attorney-at-Law

Principal Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Software Development and Dispute
  • Information Technology
  • Entertainment Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Labor Law
Career
1978Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School
1983Graduated from Hitotsubashi University
1985Legal Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Japan
Admitted as an Attorney-at-law in Japan (Daini Tokyo Bar Association of Japan)
2004Vice President, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (one-year term)
2005Executive Director, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (one-year term)
Max Law Offices merged with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
2013Present Tokyo Roppongi Law & Patent Offices
2016-2017President, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (one-year term)
Vice President, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (one-year term)
Others
2014-2018Outside Auditor, Kao Corporation
2015Present Outside Auditor, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Public Service, Committees, etc
1995-2002Member, Copyright Council Committee of Experts, Agency for Cultural Affairs
2000-2001Member, Research Committee on Protection of Image Designs Displayed on Screens, Institute of Intellectual Property
2001-2003 Vice Chairman, Computer Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2002-2004Member, Rights Restriction Committee, Copyright Research and Information Center
2002-2003Member, Rights Attribution Committee for Governmental Procurement of Software, Software Information Center
2003Councilor, Software Information Center
2003-2004Member, Committee to Promote Digitalization of Information on Cultural Heritages, Agency for Cultural Affairs
2003-2004Member, Research Committee on Issues related to Ensuring Peace of Mind and Trust in a Highly Networked Society, Joint Project of the Electronic Commercial Transaction Promotion Council
2004-2005Member, Research Committee on the State of Design Protection in Foreign Countries, Institute of Intellectual Property
2004-PresentMember, Ethics Committee for Medical Engineering Experiments, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2005-2009Part-time Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Graduate School of Law
2006-PresentMember, Ethics Committee for Experiments on Human-derived Samples, Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2006-2009Member, Portrait Rights Committee, Copyright Research and Information Center
2008-PresentConciliator and arbitrator, Software Information Center, Software Dispute Resolution Center
2010-2014Member, Disciplinary Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
2010Member, Green Innovation Working Group, Restriction and Reform System Subcommittee, Administrative Reform Conference, Cabinet Office
2011-2014Temporary member, Industrial Property Rights Council, Japan Patent Office
2011-2013Chairman, Training Center, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2012-2014Vice President, Intellectual Property Center, and Chairman, Copyright PT, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2013-PresentLecturer, Specific Infringement Lawsuit Agency Business Training (Unfair Competition Prevention Act), Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2014-PresentTemporary member, Industrial Structure Council (Intellectual Property Subcommittee), Japan Patent Office
2014-2015Secretary General, Intellectual Property Center, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2015-2016Chairman, Intellectual Property Center, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
June 2020-PresentDirector, Center for Housing Renovation and Dispute Settlement Support Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Aug.2020-PresentSenior managing director、Japan Law Foundation

Principal Publications

  • 『Intellectual Property Lawsuit Practice Compendium III (Characteristics of Justice and Practice concerning Rights Adjacent to Copyrights), Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2014
  • 〔2nd ed.〕100 Q&A You Want to Know about Copyright Law from the CRIC Copyright Counselling Room” Copyright, Copyright Research and Information Center, 2020
  • The Latest in Intellectual Property Lawsuit Practice ” Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2020
  • [Revised Edition] Legal Advice concerning IP License Contracts, Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2011
  • 100 Q&A You Want to Know about Intellectual Property Law from the CRIC Copyright Counselling Room, Copyright Research and Information Center, 2014
  • Practice of Copyright Law, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, (joint work), 2010
  • Notes of Intellectual Property Law Supreme Court’s Precedents Compendium III-Copyright Law/Overall Precedents Index, Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2009
  • Copyright Law Notes (All 3 Volumes), Keisou Shobo (joint work), 2009
  • “Copyright Law for Members of the Intellectual Property Department Part 2 (Practice) Infringement of Copyright and Tort”, Patent News No.12357
  • “Protection by Copyright Law and Neighboring Laws”, Monthly Kopiraito No. 567, 2008
  • IT IP and Legal Operation [2nd edition], Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (joint work), 2008
  • “Design and Copyright”, Patent News, 2008.4.16
  • “Impact of Corporate Reorganization on License Contracts and Perspectives for Consideration”, NBL (joint work), Vol. 1 No.861 2007.7.5, Vol. 2 No.862 2007.8.1
  • “Intellectual Property Law as Business Law ? The Practical Understanding that is Demanded”, NBL No.854 (joint work), 2007.4.1
  • Legal Advice about IP License Contracts, Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2007
  • “About Intellectual Property Law Risks in M&A, etc.”, NBL No.844 2006.11.1
  • The Basics of Copyright Law, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (joint work), 2005
  • Research Report on the State of Design Protection in Foreign Countries (UK), Institute of Intellectual Property (joint work), 2005
  • Copyright Related Litigation Procedure Law (New Judge Practice Compendium), Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2004
  • IT Business Law 2003, IMS Shuppan, 2003
  • “Protection of Copyright and Provider Liability Limitation Law”, Law and Computer No. 21, 2003.7
  • Research Report on Protection of Image Designs Displayed on Screens, Institute of Intellectual Property (joint work)
  • Legal Knowledge and Q&A Concerning the Internet & Digital Contents, Hougaku Shoin (joint work), 2000
  • “Kopiraito Q&A ”, Copyright Research and Information Center (joint work)
  • Work of Municipality and Copyright, Copyright Research and Information Center (joint work)
  • Copyright Business and Law Practice, Training Culture Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (joint work)
  • Basic Knowledge of Business Legal Terms, Jiyukokuminsha (joint work)
  • Computer, Business, Law, Shoujihoumu Kenkyukai (joint work)

Congresses

  • Member of Law and Computer Congress
  • Member of Copyright Law Congress
  • Member of Information Network Law Congress
  • Member of Intellectual Property Law Workshop, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member of IP Lawyers Network Japano Be Inserted

Reported Cases

  • Decision of Tokyo District Court, on June 3, 1983 (Snoopy Design Right Case), Tokkyo To Kigyo 1983)
  • Decision of Nagoya Appellate Court, on October 2, 1996 (Securities Damages Case) , Kinyu Shoji Hanrei No. 1034, 1998
  • Decision of Tokyo District Court, on May 31, 1999 (King Cobra Trade Mark Case), Hanrei Taimuzu No. 1006, 1999
  • Decision of Tokyo Appellate Court, on May 28, 2008 (The Law Regarding limitation of Provider’s Responsibility Case), Hanrei Taimuzu No. 1297, 2009