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Patents, Trade Marks, and Industrial Designs in Japan

Our team at MACIPO & ASSOCIATES Japanese Branch comprises highly-qualified patent and trade mark specialists, professionals and technical experts. We provide local and international IP services including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, advisory services and portfolio management.


Our patent filing service consists of performing patent searches and watches, prosecuting patent applications, and paying annuities. We will also analyze patentability and infringement, prepare for oppositions and appeals, handle appeals and administrative nullify procedures, both in Japan and abroad.
  • drafting of patent specifications in all fields of technology;
  • filing and prosecution of local, international patent applications and PCT national phase in Japan;
  • advising in relation to infringement and validity of patents;
  • patent watches;
  • patent novelty searches;
  • patent renewals.

Trade Marks

Our attorneys will perform conflict searches, give legal opinions, prepare and file trademark applications, renew trademark registrations, perform trademark watches, prepare oppositions, carry out appeals and administrative nullity procedures, both in Japan and abroad.

  • trade mark conflict searches and watching;
  • filing and prosecuting of trade mark applications locally and internationally;
  • prosecution of trade mark applications, including appearance at hearings;
  • monitoring, maintaining and renewing of trade mark registrations;
  • acting in opposition proceedings;
  • IP transactional work including trade mark assignment, licensing and franchising.


We will draft and file industrial design applications, perform design searches and watches, pay renewal fees, prepare oppositions, appeals, and administrative nullity procedures, both in Japan and abroad.
  • conducting design searches;
  • filing of design registrations;
  • advising on matters in relation to infringement and validity of designs registrations;
  • renewal of design registration.


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Fast Facts
  • Inventions must be kept confidential to be patentable.

  • Inventions must be capable of industrial application.

  • Granting a patent application can take several years.

  • A trade mark must be distinctive for your goods and services.

  • Registering your trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your mark for the goods and/or services.

  • Design protection relates to the appearance of a product.


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