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Obituary〉Professor Ryuichiro Sengen

Professor Ryuichiro Sengen, Professor Emeritus of Doshisha University and Attorney-at-Law, Professor of Kyoto Institute of Information and world-renowned authority in the field of intellectual property law, passed away on April 5.He was 81 years old.

Today, intellectual property law is an extremely important area of law that supports the foundations of Japanese industry, but in the past, it was a minor field that did not receive much attention, and even major universities did not offer courses in it.After graduating from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, he was a pioneer in the field of industrial property law research in Japan and devoted himself to research and educational activities. He served as a professor of the Faculty of Law, Doshisha University, and as a standing director of the Japan Society of Industrial Property Law and left behind a great deal of achievements.He has also been active internationally, serving as an arbitrator at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and as a visiting researcher at the Institute for Intangible Property Rights, University of Paris.

While teaching at Doshisha University, he also gave a special lecture on intellectual property rights at Kyoto Computer Gakuin every year, attracting many students with his skillful speech.

He was appointed as a professor at the time of the opening of Kyoto Institute of Information and has been teaching "Intellectual Property Law" since then. His passionate and intellectually curious lectures have influenced many students.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for his great contribution to the development of the university and pray for his peaceful passing.

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