Awards

Nishimura & Asahi has been selected as a “Highly recommended” firm for patent transactions and our lawyers have been identified as experts in their respective practice areas by IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) Patent 1000, published by Globe Business Publishing Ltd., London, UK. 

IAM’s commentary goes on to say that: “Having recently set up shop in New York, full-service commercial outfit Nishimura & Asahi now has a geographical reach with which few can compete - its offices also span Japan, East and Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates. This is a major boon for both domestic and foreign clients, who seek out the team for its impressive cross-border capabilities in litigation and consultancy instructions alike. Although both Yoshiyuki Miyashita and Hitomi Iwase enjoy glittering reputations in trademark circles, they are also extremely adept at patent work. ‘They are exceptional communicators, especially in English, and have a fantastic analytical ability that enables them to perform superior work for international clients.’ Electronics and telecommunications sage Miyashita is a dab hand in dispute proceedings, whereas Iwase has a gimlet eye for IP-rich contracts of all types. Hers is a valuable presence indeed in transactional deals where the stakes are too high for the slightest error.”

Individuals: transactions
 Yoshiyuki Miyashita Hitomi Iwase

Individuals: litigation (Silver)
 Hitomi Iwase

Related links
IAM Website: Japan