Rikiya SATO

Practice Area


Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2004-2005)
Keio University (LL.B., 2002)


Japan (2005)


TMI Associates (Associate, 2007, 2010-2016; Partner, 2017-Present)
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2007-2010)
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. (Associate, 2005-2007)


Japanese / English


Daini Tokyo Bar Association

Articles & Publications

2018/07/21BOOK “Reality of Responses to Information Leaks as Indicated by Professionals in the Field: Survey and Latest Case Examples of Information Leaks”
2018/07/17ARTICLE “Comparative Legal Guide Japan: Intellectual Property”
2016/12/20BOOK “Professional Practices Regarding Laws Relating to Cybersecurity for Companies”
2016/09/23ARTICLE “Jurisdiction over the Tort Claim and Special Circumstances”
2016/08BOOK “Handbook for Personal Information Management”

Seminars & Lectures

2018/01/31MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 114th monthly seminar: “Trademark, Design and Unfair Competition Lawsuit Judgments in 2017 Which Professionals Should Note – with Comments from Attorney Shuhei Shiotsuki, a Former Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court”
2016/06/16Hosted / Co-hosted “Can We Settle for the Status Quo? – Points to Note Regarding the Practice of Reviewing Information Management Systems and Cybersecurity in the ‘Internet of Things’ Era – Based on Amendments to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, etc.”
2014/12/02EXTERNAL “Lecture on the Legal Systems in Foreign Countries Regarding the Prevention of Unfair Competition”
2012/03/30MONTHLY The 45th TMI Monthly Seminar “Recent Court Decisions on the Trademark Act: Practical Implications and Strategies”

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