Patent/Utility Model Registration Application in Japan
Areas of Expertise
Daily Necessities, Devices in general, Chemicals, Fibers, Fixed Structures, Mechanical Engineering, Lighting, Physics, Electricity. Please feel free to contact us for fields that are not listed.
Searches (National, Overseas), Filing Applications (in Japan, in Foreign Countries (from Japan to foreign countries), from Foreign Countries to JPO, PCT (including entry into national phase in each country), Filing Applications Claiming Priority, Trials, Office Action, Annuity Management, Litigations, Expert Opinions, Oppositions, Licenses, Notarizations, Legalizations, and Overall Services related to Intellectual Property Rights
Procedure from Filing Application to Registration
- Filing Application
HAGIRI AND ASSOCIATES focuses on discovering inventions, and offer IP-related services not only for filing patent/utility model applications but also for providing our clients with consultations on whether their technologies may possibly be valuable inventions to be applied for. When a technological idea of a client satisfies patent requirements, we discuss and assist the client to help look into the idea in order to find patentability and provide strategies for filing a patent application.
- Acquiring Patent Right
After filing an application, it is required to go through various procedures including Request for Examination, Office Actions, Decision of Patent Grant, etc. We have built a support system for our clients in which our experienced patent attorneys offer opinions and advices for each step of those procedures.
- After Acquiring Patent Right
We use our own patent management system, which enables us to provide the best management framework for our clients by using it for managing payment of annuities in order to maintain their valuable patent rights.
We are committed to handling not only the procedures mentioned above related to intellectual property matters, but we also other related services in general. We have built a close relationship to work with or consult with affiliated law firms and their lawyers to deal with cases in the specific areas.
We hold various seminars for enterprises. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Filing Applications of Patents/Utility Models for Foreign Countries
We also provide services for filing applications of patents/utility models in each foreign country from Japan.
- Applications through PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
- Applications claiming Priority under Paris Convention
- Direct Applications to each country
We, in cooperation with experienced local agents overseas, support our clients in regards to applications, Office Actions, Registration of establishment of a patent right.
Countries We Have Experiences in Handling IP matters
US, EU (European countries), China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, etc.
In addition, we also have business with agents in more than 100 firms overseas such as in Asian countries (India, Indonesia, etc.), Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Bulgaria), and South America.