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Nakamura & Partners

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Filing Date

September 13, 2010

Name of Agent

Business Field

Patent・Technical investigation/Legal・Licensing

Summary of Business

Acquiring and Maintaining Intellectual Property Rights

  • Counseling, search and assistance in acquisition of rights for an invention, utility model, design, trademark and new plant varieties
  • Filing applications for patent, utility model, design and trademark registrations with the Japan Patent Office; Intermediate prosecution for these applications and appeals against examiner’s decisions for refusal/rejection of applications
  • Prosecution for international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty; Prosecution for international trademark registrations under the Madrid Protocol
  • Filing applications for a variety of registrations with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and intermediate prosecution for the applications
  • Filing Court appeals for revocation against appeal/trial decisions made by the Japan Patent Office or rejection decisions issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Filing applications for renewal of trademark registrations with the Japan Patent Office

Taking of Opposition, Invalidation and Cancellation Procedures

  • Counseling and providing expert opinion concerning the validity of patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights and breeder's rights
  • Filing oppositions against trademark registrations, trials for cancellation of trademark registrations based on non-use, etc. with the Japan Patent Office
  • Filing trials for invalidation of patents, utility models, designs and trademark registrations with the Japan Patent Office
  • Filing oppositions against registrations of new plant varieties, and filing requests for cancellation of registrations of new plant varieties with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Filing court appeals for revocation against decisions in oppositions and trial decisions issued by the Japan Patent Office, and the cancellation of registrations of new plant varieties issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Counseling and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

  • Counseling and providing expert opinion concerning infringement of rights such as patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, breeders' rights, copyrights and neighboring rights, remuneration for employees' inventions and the like, violations of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law, and Disclosure of Identification Information of the Sender and assistance in international dispute settlement
  • Litigation in court concerning infringement of rights such as patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, breeders' right, copyrights and neighboring rights, remuneration for employees' inventions and the like, violations of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law, and Disclosure of Identification Information of the Sender
  • Requesting advisory opinions on an interpretation/determination made by the Japan Patent Office concerning infringement of patent rights, utility model rights, design rights and trademark rights
  • Taking a procedure for injunction against export and import of articles infringing intellectual property rights in the customs office
  • Domain arbitration, intellectual property-related arbitration and mediation, and commercial arbitration and mediation in arbitration and mediation centers

Assigning, Licensing and other Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights, Others

  • Counseling, negotiating and drafting of agreements for intellectual property-related contracts including transfer agreements, licensing agreements, and security interest agreements for rights such as patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights, breeders' rights, copyrights and neighboring rights, agreements for a joint research and development and entertainment-related agreements; Evaluation of intellectual property rights
  • Filing applications for recordal of transfer with respect to patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademark rights and the like, and recordal of licenses, pledges or the like for these rights with the Japan Patent Office
  • Filing applications for recordal of transfer with respect to breeders' rights and the like, and for recordal of licenses (exploitation right), pledges and the like for these rights with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Counseling, negotiation and document preparation concerning general corporate legal affairs which includes legal matters related to international transactions
  • Litigation in court concerning general corporate legal affairs, which includes intellectual property-related agreements and legal matters related to international transactions

Technical Field

Electricity Electronics/Information Communications/Machinery Improvement/Transportation/Civil engineering Construction/Textiles Paper manufacturing/Chemistry Medicine/Metal materials/Organic materials/Inorganic materials/Foods Biotechnology/Living Culture

Feature of providing service, Charge system

Nakamura & Partners is an international patent and law firm which provides a wide range of services in the field of intellectual property inside and outside Japan.
Our services are mainly provided by the patent (including design) section, the trademark section, the legal section, and the administration group which supports the three sections. At our firm, partners in charge manage and supervise these sections to enhance the quality of our services and to achieve standardized quality in accordance with the fundamental purpose of "provide the highest level services and develop a very trustworthy relation with our clients."
Services provided by our patent attorneys include: agency services for actions such as applications and appeals/trials before the Japan Patent Office and overseas patent offices concerning industrial property rights such as patent rights (inventions), utility model rights (devices), design rights, trademark rights (trademarks and brand names); and related research and expert testimony. Our services further include agency services for actions such as applications for registration of new varieties of plant to be filed with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries under the Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act.
Services provided by our attorneys-at-law mainly cover counseling, expert testimony, litigations on infringement and the like in the field of intellectual property in a broad sense, such as industrial property rights, unfair competition prevention laws and copyrights, inside and outside Japan. Our services further cover: legal services related to international trade and transactions, such as license agreements and agreements on joint research and development; and legal services related to corporate laws in general.
One of the distinguishing features of our firm is that our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law can simultaneously provide in a highly professional manner a variety of legal services through seamless and close cooperation with each other.

Agent Information

Location
Shin-Tokyo Bldg., 6F, 3-1, Marunouchi 3-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8355 Japan
Representative
Attorney-at-Law and Patent Attorney Koichi TSUJII
Date of establishment
July 1, 1914
Number of employees
approximately 180 staff members (including about 65 patent attorneys and about 20 attorneys-at-law)

Qualifications

about 65 patent attorneys and about 20 attorneys-at-law

Contact

Department
Legal
Clerk-in-Charge
Attorney-at-Law and Patent Attorney Kei IIDA
Phone
81-3-3211-8741(Main)
FAX
81-3-3214-6367(Legal)
E-mail
law@nakapat.gr.jp
(Legal)
URL
http://www.nakapat.gr.jp/ open a new browser window

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