Yukihiro Terazawa is a partner of Ito & Mitomi. For over 19 years he has concentrated his practice on various types of litigation and dispute resolution, including disputes relating to commercial transactions, real estate, computer system development and intellectual property, such as patent, trademark and copyright. Mr. Terazawa’s primary focus is on representing international clients in Japanese litigation. In addition to litigation, he handles corporate investigations and regulatory matters involving complex compliance issues, including security and personal information breaches, as well as violations of product safety standards issued by the Japanese government.
Mr. Terazawa is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property rights, e-commerce, privacy (protection of personal information), and entertainment law at the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association, graduate universities, and specialized training colleges. He is a Deputy Chairman of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association’s Study Group of Intellectual Properties. In 2011 he joined the "Producer Curriculum," a program hosted by UNIJAPAN to educate international film producer candidates, where he published two textbooks titled "Various Agreements for Film Production" and "Production Costs."
Mr. Terazawa was appointed as a special member (a mediator) at the "Dispute Resolution Board for Telecommunication Business Entities" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication ("MIAC").
Mr. Terazawa is a member of Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association and Japan Patent Attorney Association. He is recommended in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for intellectual property and for antitrust and competition law. Mr. Terazawa is also listed in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Japan for International Business Transactions.