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SOGA Kazumasa

Profile

Title Professor
Belong to College of Humanities
Graduated Ph.D., University of Lonodon
Degree October 2001, Ph.D., University of London, U.K.; January 1999, LL.M., Stockholm University, Sweden; March 1990, B.A., Nagoya University, Japan; December 1987, Diploma in Chinese Law, Beijing University, China
Academic Institutional Membership International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)
International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
Japan Society of Industrial Property Law
Japan Society of Copyright Law
Field of Study Law, Language
Research, Studies

Books Published, Translation

The Legal Protection of Trade Secrets in Japan: A Comparative Study of English and German Law, June 2003 (Seibundo, Tokyo)

Academic Papers, Critique

Models of University-Industry-Government Collaboration and related Legal Issues, 56 Toyo Law Review 1, pp. 160-170, July 2012 (Joint authorship-Japanese)

The Convention on Biological Diversity and International University-Industry Collaboration: A Suggestion towards a Consensus, 55 Toyo Law Review 3, pp. 225-236, March 2012

A Brazilian Copyright Case Study of Noseda and the Federal University of Parana v. Majczak, 54 Toyo Law Review 3, pp. 83-90, March 2011

The Legal Protection of Databases in Nordic Countries, 52 NUBC Journal of Economics and Information Science 2, pp. 67-110

Report on Boarder Enforcement Systems against Intellectual Property Right Infringing Goods (I)(II), Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, March 2007

The Implementation of the EU Database Directive in Nordic Countries: ECJ Ruling and Recent Court Decisions in Nordic Countries, 48 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 1, pp. 81-97, January 2007

The Legal Protection of Databases in Europe: Did the ECJ Employ 'Spin-off Theory'?, 47 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 3, p. 1-25, July 2006

The Legal Protection of Databases: Case study of the EU Member States in Nordic countries, 46 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 4, pp. 29-90, September 2005

The Legal Protection of Trade Secrets under Private Law (2), 46 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 3, p. 1-38, June 2005

The Legal Protection of Trade Secrets under Private Law (1), 46 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 2, p. 1-75, February 2005

The Legal Protection of Databases in Germany and Japan, 46 Aichi-Gakuin Law Review 1, pp. 9-70, December 2004

Japan: New Approach to Protection of Databases?, Computer Law Review International 2004/4, August 2004

Japan: Creation of IP High Court?, Computer Law Review International 2004/3, June 2004

Japan: Compensating Employee's Inventions, Computer Law Review International 2004/2, April 2004

Lectures, Symposium, Presentation

Lecture on ‘Mon’ by Soseki Natsume and Japanese Legal System, organised by Fudan University, Shanghai, May 2016

Teaching Japanese towards Shanghainese Speakers in comparison with Mandarin Speakers (Speaker), Shanghai Normal University & Nagoya University Academic Exchange Symposium (Moderator), organised Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, March 2016

Lectures on Unique Issues on Trademark in China and Japan, organised by Shandong University, Jinan (China), October 2014, http://www.law.sdu.edu.cn/getNewsDetail.site?newsId=cf522ace-acbd-46c5-b796-4cad6c492f71

Lectures on Private and Public Collaboration and IP Management at University WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and South African Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, November 2012

Innovation and IP Awareness in Africa (Keynote Speaker), SADC Ambassador Meeting on Technology, South African Embassy, Tokyo, November 2012

Lectures on Current Trademark Issues in the Far East organised by Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea, June 2012

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and Korean Patent Office, Deajoen, June 2012

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment and Current International Issues on Geographic Indication WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and Croatian Intellectual Property Office, Dubrobnik, May 2012

Lectures on Employment Invention, Employment Copyright and Trade Secrets and International Copyright Licensing and its Practical Issues organised by National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2012

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and South African Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, November 2011

Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property: A Global Perspective (Keynote Speaker), Workshop on MIP (Masters in Intellectual Property Programme) Tutors’ Teaching Methodologies, Africa University, Mutare (Zimbabwe), October 2011

Lectures on Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and Brazilian National Institute of Intellectual Property, San Paulo, September 2011

IP Education in Developing Countries (Speaker), ATRIP Congress, Singapore, July 2011

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and Korean Patent Office, Deajoen, June 2011

Chair, Session 2 Public-Private Collaboration (and Intellectual Property), CIP FORUM, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2011

Lectures on Intellectual Property and Innovation using JICA-NET Long Distance IP Educational Materials organised by State University of Campinas, Campinas (Brasil), March 2011 http://www.unicamp.br/unicamp/divulgacao/2010/03/06/dirigente-da-kumamoto-university-innovative-ministra-curso-na-unicamp

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and South African Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, November 2010

Lectures on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights, Limitations and exceptions of Copyright, including access to Copyright Works for Visually Impaired Persons and Selected cases on Copyright in the Digital Environment WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation and Korean Patent Office, Deajoen, June 2010

Lectures on Intellectual Property and Innovation using JICA-NET Long Distance IP Educational Materials connected to Malaysian International Cooperation Agency and Vietnamese Intellectual Property Office organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency and Malaysian Intellectual Property Office, Tokyo, April 2010

Lectures on Intellectual Property and Innovation using JICA-NET Long Distance IP Educational Materials organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency and Malaysian Intellectual Property Office, Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, February 2010

Lectures on Trade Secrets and International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights WIPO Summer School, organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation, Japan International Cooperation Agency and South African Department of Science and Technology, Cape Town, December 2009

Lectures on Current IP Issues, organised by Shandong University, Jinan (China), November 2009

Academic Mobility, Brasil-Japan Workshop organised by State University of Campinas, Campinas (Brasil), October 2009

IP Management at University (Panelist), ATRIP Congress, Vilnius, September 2009

The Reality and Direction of University-Industry-Government Collaboration in the World (Speaker and Coordinator), International Seminar on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation, organized by the University of Malaya, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Malaysian Intellectual Property Office, Kuala Lumpur, July 2009

ABS issues and University-Industry-Government Collaboration through my own Empirical Studies (Speaker and Coordinator), International Seminar on Innovation, Intellectual Property and Commercialisation, organized by the University of Malaysia, Sabah, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Malaysian Intellectual Property Office, Kota Kinabalu, July 2009

Commercialisation of Intellectual Assets at Universities (Keynote Address), Seminar on Intellectual Property and Commercialisation from the Japan’s Perspective, organised by Malaysian University of Science and Japan International Cooperation Agency, Penang, March 2009

Knowledge Based Development and Capacity Development (Keynote Address), Intellectual Property Seminar organised by South African Department of Science and Technology, World Intellectual Property Organisation and Japan International Cooperation Agency, Pretoria, January 2009

International Presentations (exclusively by invitation from 2008)

University IP Management and Trade Secrets, IP Seminar organised by Malaysian Intellectual Property Office, Kuala Lumpur, December 2008

Awards

* Received Norwegian Research Council Fellowship

* Received a Fellowship from Japan Broadcasting Association Foundation

* Received CIMO Finnish Government Post-Doctoral Fellowship

* Received Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Fellowship

* Received three month DAAD Scholarship for undertaking my doctoral research

* Received one year Huygens Dutch Government Scholarship in 1999-2000

* Received Rotary Scholarship (1990-91, 1998-99)

* Received six month Max-Planck Scholarship for undertaking my doctoral research

Social Activities

Involved Projects

Supporting and Promoting IP Activities in South Africa, Academic Head of the Project, Japan International Cooperation Agency and South African Department of Science and Technology, 2009-2011

Producing Worldwide Long Distance IP Educational Materials for Emerging Countries, Head of the Project, Japan International Cooperation Agency, 2009-2010

Establishing University-Industry-Government Collaboration System in Malaysia, Head of the Project, Japan International Cooperation Agency, 2008-2010

Boarder Enforcement Systems against Intellectual Property Right Infringing Goods, Committee Member, Japanese Ministry of Economics and Industries, 2005-06

Establishing an International Repository for Copyright Information, Consultant World Intellectual Property Organisation, 2003-04

Others

Post Doctoral Training

July 2003-December 2003, Institute for Private Law, Oslo, Norway

January 2002-December 2002, Intellectual Property Law University Centre, Helsinki, Finland

July 2000-January 2002, Institute for IP and Market Law, Stockholm, Sweden

July 1994-December 1994, Research Scholar, Max-Planck Institute, Munich, Germany

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