Application procedures for trademark registration applications in Japan
Strategic support for trademark registration applications
After firstly listening to our clients concerning the characteristics and originality of their designed trademark as well as the products, services, etc. for which that trademark will be used, our firm is able to fully grasp the appropriate needs, and after an overall consideration based upon past registration inclinations and 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 trademark design.
Implementation of the required and appropriate trademark investigations
After conducting investigations as to whether any previously registered trademark 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 a client’s trademark, is able to select the most suitable application pathway (text trademark, graphic trademark), to ensure the appropriate rights acquisition that reflects the trademark’s characteristics and originality, and draft high quality application documents to enable rights acquisition not just in Japan but also in other countries.
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.
Procedural services after filing trademark 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.
Through activities such as trademark 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 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 appeals against JPO trial decisions or infringement suits.