Morrison & Foerster (Tokyo)

Kei Amemiya

Morrison & Foerster (Tokyo)
Lawyer (Partner)

Kei Amemiya is a partner of Morrison Foerster. His principal expertise in antitrust/antimonopoly law is complemented by a broad range of experience in international business transactions and corporate matters. He has also counseled clients in litigation matters in Japan and the United States and has handled a number of cartel, monopolization, unfair trade practice and related administrative fine (kachokin) cases as well as merger reviews. Mr. Amemiya previously served as an Investigator at the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC"), the competition authority in Japan. When he joined the organization in 2001 he was the first attorney to be hired under a special law offering legal expertise in JFTC’s investigations and administrative hearings.

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Morrison & Foerster (Washington)
Tokyo University of Science
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442 Bulletin

Kei Amemiya The Japanese FTC issues a cease and desist order against NAP clause preventing licensees from asserting certain intellectual property rights against its holder and customers (Microsoft)


On September 16, 2008, Japan Fair Trade Commission (the “JFTC”) issued a ruling against Microsoft Corporation (“MS”) regarding its use of a so-called “NAP” clause in its software licenses. The MS NAP clause prevented licensees from asserting certain intellectual property rights against MS and its (...)

Kei Amemiya, Kentaro Hirayama The Japanese FTC recommends a processor manufacturer to eliminate exclusivity conditions imposed on five Japanese PC manufacturers for receiving price rebates and advertising subsidies (Intel)


On March 8, 2005, the Fair Trade Commission of Japan ("JFTC") challenged certain rebate and marketing programs of Intel Corp.’s Japanese subsidiary, Intel K.K., and recommended in a proposed order that Intel eliminate certain exclusivity conditions imposed on five Japanese PC manufacturers (...)

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