PROFESSIONALS

Hidetoshi MASUNAGA


Practice Area


Education

Columbia University (LL.M., 1979)
The University of Tokyo (B.E., 1973)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1971-1973)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1965)

Admission

New York(1984)
Washington D.C.(1981)
Japan (1973)

Experience

TMI Associates (Partner, 2008-Present)

Cases

(Tax)
- Case of a claim for nullification of imposition of donation tax of 133 billion (Tokyo District Court judgment; May 23, 2007, Zeikei Tsushin 62-13-39)
- Case of a claim for nullification of imposition of corporate tax of 25.2 billion (Tokyo High Court judgment; Mar. 15, 2006〈affirmed〉, Zeimu Kouhou 55-9-145)(Tokyo District Court judgment; Jul. 21, 2005, ID#28110920)
- Case of a claim for nullification of imposition of corporate tax of 2.8 billion (Nagoya High Court; Feb. 23, 2006〈affirmed〉, Zeimu Kouhou 55-4-152)(Nagoya District Court; Sept.29, 2005, Hanrei Times1256-81)
- Case of a claim for nullification of imposition of corporate tax of 10.7 billion (Tokyo District Court judgment; Nov. 9, 2001, Hanrei Jiho 1784-45)
- Case of a claim for nullification of imposition of corporate tax of 1.7 billion (Tokyo High Court judgment; Jan. 29, 2003〈affirmed〉, Zeishi 253)(Tokyo District Court judgment; Apr. 24, 2002, Zeishi 252)

(Intellectual Property)
- Case of a copyright infringement on Kewpie figures (2nd:Osaka High Court; Feb. 15, 2005〈affirmed〉, ID#28100467. Osaka District Court; Apr. 27, 2004, Hanrei Jiho1882-116)
( 1st:Tokyo District Court judgment; Nov. 17, 1999, Hanrei Jiho1704-134. Tokyo High Court judgment; May 30, 2001, Hanrei Jiho1797-111)
- Case of a claim for a reasonable remuneration for employee’s invention (Hitachi case) (S.C. judgment; Oct.17, 2006, Minshu 60-8-2853/Hanrei Jiho 1951-35)(Tokyo High Court judgment; Jan. 29, 2004, Minshu 60-8-2989/Hanrei Jiho 1848-25)
- Case of a claim for a reasonable remuneration for employee’s invention (Ajinomoto case) (Tokyo District Court judgment; Feb. 24, 2004, Hanrei Jiho 1853-38)(Tokyo High Court Settlement; Nov.19, 2004)
- Case of a claim for a reasonable remuneration for employee’s invention (Prof. Nakamura Blue LED case) (Tokyo District Court judgment; Jan. 30, 2004, Hanrei Jiho 1852-36)(Tokyo High Court Settlement; Jan. 11, 2005)
- Case of a claim for a reasonable remuneration for employee’s invention (Toshiba flash memory case) (Tokyo District Court Settlement; Jul. 27, 2006)
- Case of a claim for damages of 7.4 billion for a patent infringement (Tokyo District Court judgment; Mar. 19, 2002, Hanrei Jiho 1803-78)
- Case of a claim for damages of 1 billion for a patent infringement (Tokyo District Court judgment; Mar. 19, 2002, Hanrei Jiho 1803-99)
- Case of a claim for injunction of unfair competition act (S.C. decision; Jan. 30, 2003〈affirmed〉、ID#2881349)(Tokyo High Court judgment; Jun. 26, 2002, Hanrei Jiho 1792-115)
- Case of a patent infringement (Nichia Blue LED) (Tokyo District Court judgment; May 15, 2001〈affirmed〉, Hanrei Jiho 1760-128)

(Real Property)
- Case of a claim for rent reduction; sublease litigation where it was disputed whether a claim for rents reduction provided for in Article 32 of Landlord and Tenant Act is applied to a rent guaranteed under the Sublease Agreement (S.C. judgment; Oct. 21, 2003, Minshu 57-9-1213/Hanrei Jiho1844-37)(Tokyo High Court judgment; Jan. 25, 2000, Minshu 57-9-1351/Hanrei Times 1020-157)(Tokyo District Court judgment; Aug. 28, 1998, Minshu 57-9-1328/Hanrei Jiho 1654-23)
- Case of a claim for rent reduction; sublease litigation (S.C. decision; Sept. 12, 2002, ID#28080366)(Tokyo High Court judgment; Mar. 28, 2001, Kinyu Shoji Hanrei 1118-25)

(Others)
- Case of a traffic accident(the highest damages to the injured person without any income (265 million)(Tokyo District Court judgment; Mar. 19, 1998〈affirmed〉、Hanrei Times 969-226)
- Claim for nullification of issuance of new shares (Tokyo High Court judgment; Mar. 29, 2007, Kinyu Shoji Hanrei 1266-16)(Tokyo District Court judgment; Oct. 10, 2006, Kinyu Shoji Hanrei 1253-9)
- Claim for damages based on product liability (Tokyo District Court judgment; Feb. 5, 2007, Hanrei Jiho 1970-60)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
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