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 Kazuhiko Yoshida

Kazuhiko Yoshida


Nakamura & Partners


Shin-Tokyo Building, Room No.616, 3-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8355



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Kazuhiko Yoshida

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Trademarks, IP Litigation, Licensing & Franchising, Media & Entertainment


Kazuhiko Yoshida, who goes by Kaz, is an attorney-at-law and patent attorney in the legal department and a representative/managing partner of Nakamura & Partners. He handles many of the firm’s major client cases in matters related to intellectual property litigation, opinion and negotiation, licensing, international transaction, sports and entertainment, and antitrust. After graduating both The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law and the Legal Training and Research Institute in Japan, he joined the firm, and after gaining six years’ experience, he studied at Harvard Law School, obtaining his LL.M. degree and thereafter worked for Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York) in the U.S.

He has been a visiting professor at Tohoku University and has lectured on computer laws as an adjunct lecturer for The University of Tokyo School of Law. Mr. Yoshida has also written numerous articles in both Japanese and English regarding specific court judgements and their influence on current IP law and trending practices and procedures in Japan covering a wide range of IP issues. He is a member of various organizations such as AIPPI-JAPAN, The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, and the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law. He was an Assistant to the Reporter General of AIPPI International from 2010 to 2014 and has been the chief editor of the AIPPI Journal (both the Japanese and English versions) published by AIPPI Japan.