Japan is a country with a well-developed legal system, and foreign companies wishing to do business here will face many challenges as they grapple with laws, regulations, court decisions, and administrative guidelines – all of which can have a significant impact on their businesses.
Intellectual property can be a valuable asset as well as a source of competitive advantage for your company. Therefore, it is vital to set appropriate licensing conditions to protect your company’s interests when licensing intellectual property.
Foreign companies have several options when choosing to enter the Japanese market through direct investment: building a Japanese subsidiary, forming a joint venture with an existing Japanese company, or acquiring a Japanese company through stock purchase.
While conducting business in Japan, foreign companies occasionally become involved in disputes, including but limited to, breach of contract, violation of regulations, and infringement of intellectual and other property rights.