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  1. Application procedures for design registration applications in Japan


    Strategic support for design registration applications
    After firstly listening to our clients concerning the characteristics and originality of their designs, our firm is able to fully grasp the appropriate needs, and after an overall consideration based upon past registration inclinations, market trends, rights exercise and other factors is undertaken, we subsequently propose an effective application strategy. Our firm is also able to provide assistance in the preliminary phase of design creation.
    Implementation of the required and appropriate design investigations
    After conducting investigations as to whether any previously registered designs may hinder registration, our firm then drafts the documents for a strategic application.
    Drafting application documents
    Centering on our patent attorneys, our highly skilled and experienced technical staff, in order to appropriately acquire the rights attributable to the characteristics and originality of client’s designs, is able to select the most suitable application pathway (full design, partial design, secret design, etc.) and draft high quality application documents to enable rights acquisition not just in Japan but also in other countries. In addition, our firm is also able to draft the design drawings that are essential attachments to any design registration application.
    Application procedures for Japan Patent Office
    Our highly skilled and experienced staff within the general administration department ensures that all required procedures are not only performed promptly but also accurately. Further our firm’s independent application management system ensures solid and trustworthy management. Regardless of how unique an application is, our firm is able to provide a full support system.
  2. Procedural services after filing design registration applications

    Procedures at the examination, trial phase
    Our firm is able to draw upon its experience to make accurate judgments and develop a rights acquisition policy. Through interviews with examiners, we are able to support efficient and smooth rights acquisition.
    Consultations, investigations, appraisal services, licensing services
    Through activities such as design related conferences and design seminars, our firm is able to provide the accurate and appropriate information our clients seek. In addition, our team of professionals is able to provide opinions on matters such as whether or not there has been rights infringement, as well as providing a judgment on the possibility of rights acquisition. Our firm is also able to provide support in respect of licensing agreements.
    Services including acting on behalf of our clients as counsel or as an assistant in court for appeals against JPO trial decisions or infringement suits
    Our firm has extensive experience in providing a broad range of litigation services in a variety of fields. Based upon this, we continue to provide superior litigation services, including filing appeals against JPO trial decisions or infringement suits.