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Visual Design Laboratory Inc.
Asia & Pasific Trade Center ITMBldg.10F
2-1-10 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0034
Born in Ehime Prefecture. Joined Japan Ad Creators in 1977. Engaged in advertising production for a major company as an art director. 1988 Established Visual Design Laboratory Co., Ltd. Created 145 typeface digital fonts. Study the legal protection of typefaces.
ATypI Letter.2, NY TDC2 2008 Judges’ Choice, JTA Annual 2005 Best Work, etc., and many winners including TokyoTDC, JAGDA, JTA.
Affiliation: JTA, JAGDA, ATypI, Tokyo TDC, Society of Typography,Japan, Japan Association of Industrial Property Law, CRIC
Written by: Realities surrounding typeface rights / Trends in European typeface designs in the Design Registration Bulletin / Legal protections of typeface in Korea / Typeface rights and reality (Ti; magazine 242, 247, 249, 268) / Legal protection of typeface (Kyoto Katsumoto and Shigeo Ohie)