早稲田祐美子
 

Yumiko Waseda

Partner Attorney-at-Law/Partner Patent Attorney

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Software Development and Disputes
  • AI・Information Technology
  • Entertainment Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Labor Law

Professional Organizations

  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Career
1978Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School
1983Graduated from Hitotsubashi University
1985Legal Training and Research Institute, Supreme Court of Japan
1985Admitted as attorney-at-law in Japan (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)
2004Vice president, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (one-year term)
2005Executive director, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (one-year term)
2005Max Law Offices merged with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
2013Joined Tokyo Roppongi Law & Patent Office
2016President, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (one-year term)
2016Vice president, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (one-year term)
Other Work
2014-2018Outside auditor, Kao Corporation)
2015-PresentOutside auditor, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
2021-PresentOutside auditor, IHI Corporation
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
2001-2003Vice chairman, Computer Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2002-2004Member, Rights Restriction Committee, Copyright Research and Information Center
2002-2004Member, 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
2013-2016Lecturer, Specific Infringement Lawsuit Agency Business Training (Unfair Competition Prevention Act), Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2014-2019Temporary 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
2020-PresentDirector, Center for Housing Renovation and Dispute Settlement Support Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
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
  • “The Latest in Intellectual Property Lawsuit Practice,” Seirin Shoin (joint work), 2020
  • 〔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
  • 100 Q&A You Want to Know about Intellectual Property Law from the CRIC Copyright Counselling Room, Copyright Research and Information Center, 2014
  • 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
  • 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)

Academic Congresses, etc.

  • Member, Copyright Law Congress
  • Member, Law and Computer Congress
  • Member, Intellectual Property Law Workshop, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Lawyers Network Japan (IPLNET Japan)