November 2, 2009
Moses & Singer LLP is pleased to announce that Hirohisa Naito is Of Counsel to the firm's Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Naito advises corporations on international business transactions, particularly between the U.S. and Japan, and protects their brand through the field of intellectual property, advertising and unfair competition law. For Japanese corporations entering the U.S. market, he counsels clients on compliance with applicable laws as well as matters related to trademark and copyright law, prosecution and litigation. Mr. Naito focuses his trademark practice on international trademark portfolio management, brand policing, and licensing.
In the field of entertainment and sports, Mr. Naito represents athletes, composers, artists, book publishers, publishers of music, and game publishers on varied intellectual property issues. In addition, his practice includes licensing and acquisition of rights for Japanese media companies, distribution agreements for Japanese film productions, and sponsorship or endorsement agreements for Japanese athletes.
Mr. Naito earned his law degree from Washington College of Law and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law; the New York County Lawyers' Association Committee on Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Sports; and the Entertainment Lawyers Network in Japan. Mr. Naito lectures regularly on brand protection, advertising law, and intellectual property law. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Moses & Singer's Intellectual Property Group is nationally recognized in the field of intellectual property law. The firm has long been a key advisor to companies of all sizes and individuals in a variety of industries including television and motion picture; book, periodical and music publishing; recording; electronic media; and the performing arts. The Group works closely with the other practice groups like Entertainment, New Media, Advertising and Litigation to provide comprehensive representation for a broad range of intellectual property issues.