IPStart Intellectual Property Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as “the Firm”) recognizes that the protection of information that can be used to identify individual clients (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information”) is an important social responsibility. The firm will strive to comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other related laws and regulations.

Basic Policy

Purpose of Use of Personal Information

The Firm shall specify the purpose of use of personal information as much as possible, and shall not use personal information beyond the purpose of use without the prior consent of the person concerned, excluding exceptions by laws and regulations.

Acquisition of Personal Information

The Firm acquires personal information to the extent necessary for its business appropriately and lawfully. When obtaining personal information directly from an individual in writing, electronically, or magnetically, etc., the purpose of use shall be indicated to the individual in advance. In all cases, however, exceptions by laws and regulations will be excluded.

Management of Personal Data

The Firm will endeavor to keep personal data (personal information containing personal information databases, etc.) accurate and up-to-date to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use. The Firm will take necessary and appropriate measures to prevent unauthorized access, loss, destruction, alteration, and leakage of personal data. The Firm will take necessary and appropriate measures for the safe management of such personal data.

Provision of Personal Data to Third Parties

The Firm will not provide personal data to any third party without obtaining the prior consent of an individual to whom the personal data pertains, except in cases where such provision should be treated as an exception by law.


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Tomoyuki Serizawa
Managing Partner