Kota Fujinuma

Attorney-at-law in Japan, 2014

Kota Fujinuma has handled a wide range of cases including intellectual property litigations such as patents, trademarks, unfair competition, design rights and copyrights, as well as provisional injunction enforcements based on patent infringements.

He has also served as an external auditor of a start-up company and as a council member and auditor of general incorporated associations, and has extensive experience in cases involving corporate and labor issues unique to start-ups, as well as cases relating to the resolution of social issues such as SDGs.

As a member of the rugby club in high school and college, Mr. Fujinuma is still very active and enjoys a more hands-on approach to his work where products are involved and meeting clients face to face.
Mr. Fujinuma’s hobbies include watching sports and training, and he has recently developed an interest in bodybuilding.


    Mar. 2010 / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Keio University
    Mar. 2012 / Juris Doctor (J.D.), Chuo University Law School
    Dec. 2014 / Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
    Jan. 2015 / Law Office in Tokyo(-July 2015)
    Aug. 2015 / Kobayashi & Yugeta Law Office
    Jul. 2018 / External Statutory Auditor, Knowledge Merchants Works Inc.
    Oct. 2019 / Council Member, Shibuya-ku SDGs Association
    Dec. 2019 / Auditor, Japan Proportion Institute
    Apr. 2020 / Part-time lecturer(“Intellectual Property Theories”), School of Design, Tokyo University of Technology


    – Tokyo Bar Association
    – Committee on the Administration of Investigatory Organ for Housing Disputes
    – Registered Expert, IP Acceleration program for Startups (IPAS), Japan Patent Office (2020-present)