PROFESSIONALS

Yutaka SEKIKAWA


Practice Area


Education

University of Southern California Law School (LL.M., 2011)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2004-2005)
Meiji University (LL.B., 2004)

Admission

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Foreign Practitioner Certificate) in Singapore (2019)
Registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore (2012-2019)
Japan (2005-2010, 2012)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2012-2015; Partner (Regional - Singapore), 2016-2017; Partner, 2018-Present)
TMI Associates (Singapore) LLP (2013-Present)
Kelvin Chia Partnership, Singapore (2011-2012)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association
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Articles & Publications

2019/06/20ARTICLE “Research on Legal Effects of Elucidations of Patent Law and Other Laws of Indonesia”
2019/06/20ARTICLE “Research on Statute of Limitations for Patent Annuity Claim under Former Patent Law of Indonesia”
2018/04/12ARTICLE Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in Malaysia
2018/04/02ARTICLE Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in Singapore”
2017/11/20ARTICLE “Consideration of Partial Design and Functional Design in ASEAN Countries”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE "Singapore's Approach to be IP Hub in Asia," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.25
  • ARTICLE "Outline and Recent Development of Cambodia Labour Act," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.21
  • ARTICLE "Support on ASEAN Cross Border Matters from Singapore," BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL July 2013
  • ARTICLE "Combodia Real Estate System," Mizuho Global News March & April 2013
  • ARTICLE "Overview of Singapore Employment Act - with Retirement and Re-Employment Act -," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.14
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (3)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Cambodia Investment Practice and Outline of Cambodia Legal System (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Cambodia Investment Practice and Outline of Cambodia Legal System (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Myanmar Investment Practice and Outline of Myanmar Legal System (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Myanmar Investment Practice and Outline of Myanmar Legal System (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Reduction of the Dependency Ratio Ceilings and Rise of Foreing Worker Levy," Singapore Asia X
  • ARTICLE "Employment Pass in Singapore," Singapore Asia X
  • ARTICLE "Introduction of Financial Instruments and Exchange Law," K.K. BMJ

Seminars & Lectures

2019/07/05EXTERNAL “Legal, Accounting and Tax Practice in Singapore”
2019/05/15EXTERNAL “Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office in 2019: ‘Briefing on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN Countries’”
2018/07/26EXTERNAL “Lecture on the Intellectual Property System of the Philippines ‘Application for Trademark Registration and the Implementation of Rights in the Philippines’”
2018/05/30EXTERNAL “Debriefing Session on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN”
2017/05/24EXTERNAL “Debriefing Session on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "JETRO Innovation Program / FinTech x Patent in ASEAN Country"
  • External "Account, Tax & Legal System concerning Investments in Cambodia"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Cambodia"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Myanmar"
  • External "Global Business Development and M&A in Vietnam by Japanese Companies"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Myanmar"
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Articles & Publications

2019/06/20 ARTICLE “Research on Legal Effects of Elucidations of Patent Law and Other Laws of Indonesia”
2019/06/20 ARTICLE “Research on Statute of Limitations for Patent Annuity Claim under Former Patent Law of Indonesia”
2018/04/12 ARTICLE Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in Malaysia
2018/04/02 ARTICLE Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in Singapore”
2017/11/20 ARTICLE “Consideration of Partial Design and Functional Design in ASEAN Countries”
2017/05/16 ARTICLE “Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in Indonesia”
2017/05/16 ARTICLE “Research on the Situation of the Enforcement of Rights in Intellectual Property Rights in the Philippines”
2016/05/24 ARTICLE “Survey of Legal Trends in Major Countries in ASEAN”
2016/04/01 ARTICLE “[Analysis of the Current Intellectual Property Rights Situation in Various Countries Vol.1] Analysis of the Current Intellectual Property Rights Situation in Indonesia”
2015/07/23 ARTICLE “The Legal System Surrounding Real Estate in Cambodia – a Brief Summary of, and Legal Practice Relating to, the Restrictions on Foreign Companies Regarding the Registration System and Acquisition of Real Estate”
2014/10/31 ARTICLE “Investigation into the Trademark Registration of Japanese Geographical Names in Major ASEAN Countries”
2014/10/06 ARTICLE “Legal Practice Regarding Expansion to Laos; Focusing on the Investment Promotion Law – Part 2”
2014/09/29 ARTICLE “Legal Practice Regarding Expansion to Laos; Focusing on the Investment Promotion Law – Part 1”
2014/05/14 ARTICLE “Protection of Trade Name in Asian Nations (Part 1)”
2014/04/30 ARTICLE “Research on the Costs and Time Required for the Registration of Industrial Property Rights in ASEAN Member Countries”
2014/04/18 ARTICLE “Research on Cost and Period for Establishment of Right in Various ASEAN Countries”
2014/02/10 ARTICLE “Legal Systems in Various Asian Countries Related to Debt-Collection”
2014/01/14 ARTICLE “Brief Summary of the Legal System Relating to Real Estate, the Registration System, and Restrictions on Foreign Companies in the Acquisition of Real Estate in Cambodia (Vol. 2)”
2014/01/08 ARTICLE “Brief Summary of the Legal System Relating to Real Estate, the Registration System, and Restrictions on Foreign Companies in the Acquisition of Real Estate in Cambodia (Vol. 1)”
2013/11/01 ARTICLE “Summary and Latest Trends of Cambodian Labor Law Systems”
2013/09/17 ARTICLE “Explanation on Labor Laws in Thai Plus One (Thai, Laos, Myanmar) (Vol.2)”
2013/08/25 ARTICLE “Explanation on Labor Laws in Thai Plus One (Thai, Laos, Myanmar) (Vol.1)”
2013/06/21 ARTICLE “Comparison of Labor Laws among Major 6 Southeast Asian Countries”
2013/06/19 ARTICLE “M&As in Singapore”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE "Singapore's Approach to be IP Hub in Asia," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.25
  • ARTICLE "Outline and Recent Development of Cambodia Labour Act," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.21
  • ARTICLE "Support on ASEAN Cross Border Matters from Singapore," BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL July 2013
  • ARTICLE "Combodia Real Estate System," Mizuho Global News March & April 2013
  • ARTICLE "Overview of Singapore Employment Act - with Retirement and Re-Employment Act -," TMI Associates Newsletter Vol.14
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (3)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Comparison of Labour Acts in ASEAN (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Cambodia Investment Practice and Outline of Cambodia Legal System (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Cambodia Investment Practice and Outline of Cambodia Legal System (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Myanmar Investment Practice and Outline of Myanmar Legal System (2)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Myanmar Investment Practice and Outline of Myanmar Legal System (1)," Mizuho Asia Infostation (Mizuho Bank Membership Website)
  • ARTICLE "Reduction of the Dependency Ratio Ceilings and Rise of Foreing Worker Levy," Singapore Asia X
  • ARTICLE "Employment Pass in Singapore," Singapore Asia X
  • ARTICLE "Introduction of Financial Instruments and Exchange Law," K.K. BMJ
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Seminars & Lectures

2019/07/05EXTERNAL “Legal, Accounting and Tax Practice in Singapore”
2019/05/15EXTERNAL “Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office in 2019: ‘Briefing on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN Countries’”
2018/07/26EXTERNAL “Lecture on the Intellectual Property System of the Philippines ‘Application for Trademark Registration and the Implementation of Rights in the Philippines’”
2018/05/30EXTERNAL “Debriefing Session on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN”
2017/05/24EXTERNAL “Debriefing Session on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN”
2017/01/25EXTERNAL “Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office: ‘Seminar on Intellectual Property in the Philippines’ ”
2016/05/25EXTERNAL “Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office: ‘Briefing on Trends in Intellectual Property in ASEAN Countries’”
2016/02/24EXTERNAL “Japanese Real Estate Investment Seminar”
2016/01/12EXTERNAL “Challenges and Requests Regarding Trademark Registration and Enforcement System in Vietnam”
2015/07/24EXTERNAL “Seminar on M&As and Corporate Governance after Mergers of Companies in the ASEAN Region Held in Singapore – Seminar for Japanese Companies Doing Business in Singapore”
2015/07/03EXTERNAL “Research on the Trademark Registration of Japanese Geographical Names in Major ASEAN Countries”
2015/04/21EXTERNAL “Japan Real Estate Investment”
2015/01/27EXTERNAL the Vietnam-Japan IP-Seminar “Fostering IP Eco-system through TM exploitation” -“Japanese companies’ TM exploitation in Vietnam”
2014/07/29EXTERNAL “Intellectual Property Risks in Southeast Asia – Focusing on the Enforcement of IP Rights in Southeast Asian Countries”
2014/05/15EXTERNAL “Patent Application Fee and Term for Acquisition of Right in ASEAN”
2013/07/25EXTERNAL “Points on the Labor Law Systems of Singapore and Neighboring Countries that Japanese Corporations Should Master –From a Comparative Perspective with the Japanese Law-”
2013/06/19EXTERNAL “ASEAN Intellectual Property Seminar”
2013/04/12Hosted / Co-hosted TMI Associates’ Special Seminar “For Corporations considering expanding business in Southeast Asia ‘China Plus One – Seminar on Business Development and Investment-’”
2013/03/15MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 57th Monthly Seminar “Labor Issues in Singapore and its Neighboring Countries”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "JETRO Innovation Program / FinTech x Patent in ASEAN Country"
  • External "Account, Tax & Legal System concerning Investments in Cambodia"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Cambodia"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Myanmar"
  • External "Global Business Development and M&A in Vietnam by Japanese Companies"
  • External "Outline of Legal System concerning Investments in Myanmar"