LES Japan organizes monthly seminars: 11 in Tokyo and 10 in Osaka annually. For more information, please contact here.
The working language is generally Japanese. When we have non-Japanese speaking lecturers, consecutive interepretation is normally available.
For all LES members including non-Japanese members, the fee is 5,000 yen.

Past Monthly Seminers

Date Venue Title
2019.JulyOsakaCopyright Infringement Cases
- The Reality of the infringement Issues and Introduction of Recent Copyright Precedents -
2019.JulyTokyoWeapons of Negotiation: How to Negotiate Successfully on the Global Stage
2019.JuneTokyoBranding at Canon
2019.JuneOsakaBusiness Contract Practice in China –Key Points to be Noted in Contract Negotiations with Chinese Companies-
2019.AprilOsakaActual situation and issues concerning the revised trademark law
- Review of protection regarding new types of trademarks, issue of similarity judgment and proof of infringement, and judgment of the parody trademark case -
2019.MarchTokyoLatest IP Trends in China and Business Practice as Expatriate
2019.MarchOsakaDesign thinking and design driven innovation
~Design-led innovation in modern society~
2019.FebruaryTokyoIntellectual Property Strategy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
2019.FebruaryOsaka“Hints Acquired from Patent Strategies of American Leading Companies –The Business Strategies of AI and IoT learnt through AI and IoT Patents of Platformer GAFA and American Venture Companies—”
2019.JanuaryTokyoLatest status on data protection including revised Unfair Competition Prevention Law and Guidlines on AI / Data related contract
2019.JanuaryOsakaThe Points of Intellectual Property Management
- Maps and Compass for Companies -
2018.DecemberTokyoIntellectual property strategies in global age
~Case study of standard essential patent strategy ~
2018.DecemberOsakaIntellectual property activities and venture support at Kyoto University
~ industry-academia collaborations and university-originated ventures for leading to success ~
2018.NovemberOsakaExplanation on Contractual Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data
2018.NovemberTokyoStrategy of Intellectual Property Management in Nabtesco Corporation
2018.OctoberTokyoUpdates of European IPR court decisions

2018.OctoberOsakaRecent Important IP Cases
2018.SeptemberOsaka"Intellectual Property Strategies of Fujifilm Corporation"
~ Key to Successful Business Structure Reform and Contributing Intellectual Property Strategy ~
2018.SeptemberTokyoLatest IP Practice in PRC
2018.AugustTokyo"Key points of contracts related to intellectual property" - with viewpoints of the Anti-Monopoly Act and amendment of the Civil Act-
2018.JuneTokyoRecent Important IP Cases
2018.JuneOsakaKey Points for reviewing Collaboration Research Agreement with Academia or Business Entity ~Based on the Troubles Actually Happened~
2018.MayTokyoIntellectual property strategy of Ajinomoto Group
~ Activities toward "Global Specialty Company" and intellectual property supporting the activities ~

2018.MayOsakaGDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Regulations of Personal Information Protection
2018.AprilOsakaLegal / Intellectual Property Considerations in Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration
- From the standpoint of each company / university / TLO -
2018.AprilOsakaTrends of amendment of patent law and unfair competition prevention law regarding data transaction
2018.MarchOsakaRecent development on Fintech
2018.MarchTokyoTax Issues relating to and/or arising from IP Transactions
2018.FebruaryTokyoBusiness management suitable for innovation
2018.FebruaryOsakaKnow-How of Business Deployment in Asia
2018.JanuaryOsakaTrends of amendment of patent law and unfair competition prevention law regarding data transaction
2018.JanuaryTokyoPoints for utilizing intellectual property in small and medium-sized enterprises
~ Efforts of Engineer Inc. ~
2017.DecemberOsaka"Essential Matters for IP Contract Negotiators regarding Revisions to Civil Code" ~The impact on license agreements and other business practices~
2017.DecemberTokyoThe Forefront of Information Technology -- Regal Challenges and Practical Measures
2017.NovemberOsaka"Licensing practice in China and ASEAN"
- Legal issues and licensing strategies -
2017.NovemberTokyoIntellectual property strategy of Rakuten
2017.OctoberTokyoThe Anti-Monopoly Law and Competition policy for Big Data Era
 ~From the JFTC Report of Study Group on Data and Competition Policy~
2017.OctoberOsakaM & A practical introduction for legal staff / intellectual property staff
-Think about the role that the legal department / intellectual property department should play in M ​​& A-
2017.SeptemberOsakaArtificial intelligence, big data and intellectual property rights
2017.SeptemberOsakaProtection and Utilization of a Trade Secret
- Practicing and strategic protection and utilization for a suit -
2017.AugustTokyoLicensing practice in China and ASEAN
- Legal issues and licensing strategies -

This seminar will provide a detail explanation on attention points and strategic thinking in licensing practices with companies in ASEAN and Chinese companies.
2017.JuneTokyoBrand design practice and intellectual property
2017.MayOsaka"Key points and pitfalls of contracts related to intellectual property" - Knowledge and attention in drafting contracts to avoid deficit -
Lecturer: Ayumu Iijima (Lawyer / Patent Attorney / New York State Attorney / Senior Partner (Representative) of INNOVENTIER L.P.C.)
2017.MayTokyo"Recent important judicial precedents in patent infringement litigations"
Lecturer: Mr. Ryuichi Shitara (Former Director of Intellectual Property High Court)
2017.AprilOsaka"Present state of patent protection in the United States"
- Restriction on patents and Impact on patent troll -
Lecturer: Mr. Taro Isshiki (Representative of Isshiki International Law Office, Registered foreign lawyer)
2017.MarchTokyo"Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Intellectual Property Rights"
Lecturer: Mr. Kensaku Fukui (Lawyer (Japan / New York State) / Visiting Professor, Nihon University)