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Patent attorneys and attorneys at law who handle trademarks, designs, et cetera with high-level expertise are at our legal department full-time. “HARAKENZO more” provide high-quality legal services based on high-level strategies not just for trademark registration and design registration but also for the intellectual property field including, for example, plant variety registration, import/export suspension, semiconductor circuit layout, computer program registration, domain name registration, copyright, and unfair competition. “HARAKENZO more” have established support stations having respective specialties, and have constructed a full support system for all fields of intellectual properties.

“HARAKENZO more” have a broad and strong network with patent law firms from various countries around the world. With a full use of this network, we have worked on acquisition and utilization of high-quality intellectual property rights with sophisticated global strategies, in cooperation with these local firms not just in the leading countries but also even in medium-developed nations and developing countries. Our experienced experts will propose intellectual property strategies from the client’s point of view, and accurately respond to the needs of all clients.

“HARAKENZO more” have “Tokyo Head Office”, “Nagoya Office”, “Osaka Head Office”, and “Hiroshima Office” in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Hiroshima, respectively, which are major cities forming a main artery in Japan. “HARAKENZO more” have realized a “Pacific belt intellectual property strategy plan” in our daily business.

“HARAKENZO more” provide all clients with futuristic, advanced, unique and high-level “intellectual property strategy legal services” in close cooperate with the above four backbone offices with a full use of leading-edge communications technology. “HARAKENZO more” would highly appreciate it if you could make the most use of the legal services.

 

 

 

 

STAFFS OF LEGAL DEPT

OSAKAHEAD OFFICE | TOKYO HEAD OFFICE | HIROSHIMA OFFICE | NAGOYA OFFICE

 

 

OSAKA HEAD OFFICE

Toshiro KURODA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

Mr. Kuroda specialized in Biotechnology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at university and graduate school, where he carried out research into improving the function of proteins and the protein localization.

After graduate school, he worked for a cosmetics company at R&D division carrying out fundamental research and developing new products. Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and became involved in patent prosecution for domestic and international cases in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry. After qualifying as a patent attorney and a specially qualified attorney for infringement litigation, he also gained experience in license agreements, expert opinions, consulting, litigation and so on. Currently, he not only carries out patent-related work, but handles cases from all areas of intellectual property, including design and trademark cases.

“In recent years, as the globalization of business has continued, competition has become much fiercer. In this fiercely competitive environment, outstanding technology is of course important, but it is not enough on its own. With only technical superiority, it is increasingly difficult to maintain a distinctive value.

“Therefore, to differentiate oneself from others and to increase one’s competitiveness, in addition to technology, it is vital to incorporate design and brand into a multi-layered IP strategy. In order to increase the value of our clients’ businesses, I aim to help provide a service that fully satisfies the demands of our clients in all fields of intellectual property.”

 

Masaharu KINOSHITA
Special Counsel
Patent&Trademark Attorney

Born in 1944. Graduated from university in 1967. Passed national patent attorney examination in 1969 and worked in successive posts as a section head and manager in several fields in a corporation’s intellectual property section.

After reaching retirement age, took post as a specially commissioned lecturer at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Dec. 2003 – Mar. 2012). Currently taking post as a part-time lecturer at Nara Institute of Science and Technology.

I will use my experience gained working at a corporation and a university to support this firm’s operations.

BUSINESS FIELDS
(a) Technical affiliation and technical cooperation (strategy planning, negotiation, contract, and the like) Cooperative development, contract development, technological assistance, introduction, and licensing, patent and know-how licensing.
(b) Handling varisou types of troubles concerning intellectual property (dispute such as litigation and negotiation with domestic and foreign companies concerning patent, trademark and design).
(c) Management of domestic/foreign design and trademark (analysis, prosecution, contestation, consultation, brand management, handling copied products, and the like)
(d) Cases concerning program copyrights, security of trade secrets, employee’s invention, and the like.

 

Yasuo NISHIYAMA
Secretariat and Administration Department PCT Applications Department Manager
Office Manager / IP Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Adviser

Yasuo NISHIYAMA graduated from the Law Department
(liberal arts) of Ritsumeikan University. His specialty covers Intellectual Property Law. He is presently a member of JPAA.

When I was a university student, I got interested in intellectual property rights through a study for the Customs Broker exam, and decided to be a Patent Attorney. After passing the Patent Attorney exam, I have brushed up my English for patent practice and have learned basic laws to have the legal mind. Further increasing my knowledge of patent practice and laws, I’d like to offer best services to our clients.

 

Akinori HACHIYA
Osaka Legal Department General Manager 
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
 Specialist

Akinori HACHIYA graduated from the Law Department of Doshisya University. His specialty covers Design, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Prevention Law. He is presently a member of JPAA.

Intellectual property becomes more and more important these days. Under the circumstances, I’m doing my best everyday with responsibility and pride in handling IP cases.
I will make every efforts to meet the demands of our clients.

 

Kodai YAMASHITA
Legal Department Assistant Manager
Venture Support Station Consultation Chief Advisor / Office Manager / IP Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist

Majored in Law
The acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights has the potential to bring solutions to the issues faced by our clients in the pursuit of their business objectives. It thus constitutes a crucial element of their business plan.

Keeping the above in mind, it is my goal, as a patent attorney, to work for the smooth acquisition and exploitation of our client’s intellectual property rights. In this way, I hope to achieve the central principle of our firm’s philosophy: “maximize our clients’ satisfaction and benefit”.

 

Kazunori TAKEDA
Osaka Trademark Division Manager
Legal Department
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation

Majored in science of business law.

Specialized in design, trademark, copyright, computer program registration, semiconductor circuit layout-design registration.

As a patent attorney, I feel a great responsibility for establishing and protecting our clients’ important intellectual property rights.

I will make every effort to be of great assistance to our clients.

 

Chiaki GOMITA
Osaka Legal Department Design Division Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist

Majored in Course of Environmental Economics, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics

With my experience as a paralegal in charge of various intellectual property-related services for overseas clients in our Secretariat and Administration Department for residents abroad since 2006, I will try my best to provide our clients with fine-tuned services to meet various demands through my daily works.

 

Bochao XIE
Legal Department
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Researcher

I will devote myself to my daily business for the purpose of pursuing international intellectual property strategies for individual clients and providing prompt and high quality services.

 

Keiko NISHIDA
Osaka Legal Department Design Division Assistant Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney

A good design creates a great marketability, differentiating clients’ goods from others.

Seeking for our clients’ satisfaction, I strive to protect their valuable intellectual properties including design.

 

Nozomi KUROKAWA
Osaka Legal Department Trademark Division Assistant Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney

Majored in Law.
I will make every effort to fulfill our clients’ expectations, keeping in mind to always smile.

 

Maki SHIMAMURA
Legal Department
 Adviser

Everyday products are protected by a wide variety of Intellectual Property rights.

Our clients demand appropriate protection for their products through these IP rights.

I continue to study and make daily efforts so that I can handle each of our clients’ demands individually and carefully, and uphold our firm’s long-lasting relationships with its clients.

 

Kiriko MATSUI
Legal Department
Researcher

I believe trademark and design are the source of prosperity of all clients.

I will sincerely make a positive contribution to the clients with pride as a professional.

 

Kanako NISHIOKA
Osaka Legal Department Trademark Division Assistant Manager
Researcher

I feel importance of intellectual properties which produce unlimited value from superior ideas has been increasing in various situations of modern society.

I will try my best to deal with my daily work so as to help our clients’ businesses.

 

Shingo NAGAMI
Legal Department
Adviser

With gratitude for requests from our clients, I will protect our clients’ intellectual properties in all sincerity.

I will make every effort to meet the demands of our clients.

 

Nao TOTTORI
Legal Department

Importance of intellectual property is increasing in modern society. Under the circumstances, in the field of intellectual property rights, particularly trademark and design rights, I will strive to make a positive contribution to our clients’ businesses.

 

Dai NISHIMURA
Legal Department

Majored in law.

I strive daily to provide our clients with swift assistance that fully and accurately addresses
their business needs.
I look forward to serving you in the near future.

 

 

TOKYO HEAD OFFICE

Kenjiro FUJITA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Adviser

Specialized in agricultural chemistry and human enviromentology

Based on my experiences of not only patent applications and prosecutions but also contracting work such as licensing in all areas of intellectual property, I aim to keep honing my skills and provide services relating to intellectual property including design and trademark, etc.

 

Tomoharu ISHIGURO
Tokyo Legal Department General Manager 
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Researcher

Mr. ISHIGURO, born in 1980, is a bachelor of economics

He is mainly in charge of Trade Mark, Design, and Unfair Competition Prevention Act.

I would like to build such a relationship with clients that the clients can ask for consultation without hesitation, by maintaining mutual exchange of views on regular basis. I will continue to devote myself to:

• Speedy commitment for satisfaction of clients

• Result truly desired by clients

 

Morio NAKAO
Patent Department manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

Morio NAKAO, born in 1978, obtained a Master of Environmental Engineering from Osaka University. His specialty covers Biotechnology, high polymer chemistry and Environmental Sanitary Engineering.

I will make the most of my variety of experiences so as to contribute to our clients’ benefit.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems concerning intellectual property such as patent, design, and trademark.

 

Yuki YAMAZAKI
Tokyo Trademark Division Manager / Legal Department
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Adviser

Born 1987
Majored in law at Nihon University
Specialties: Design & Trademark

The environment surrounded by intellectual property is increasing daily on a worldwide scale. Bearing that in mind while always in accordance with the expectations of the client, I will work hard to grow and improve my skills.

 

Shuichi GOINO
Tokyo Legal Department Trademark Division Assistant Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney

Majored in Law
Worked three years as an investigator in the Trademark Division of the Japan Patent Office

Utilizing my experience at the Japan Patent Office, I will strive daily to further improve my skills and make my utmost efforts to provide services for our clients’ diverse businesses.

 

Shoutaro IKEDA
Tokyo Legal Department Design Division Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney

Graduated from law department.
Apart from business planning and consultant work I gained experience in various types of occupations fields like hotel business, etc.. It goes without saying that I strive every day to swiftly and accurately provide our clients with the outcome they are looking for and to produce clearly understandable results and proposals that match and even exceed their expectations.

Should you have any questions regarding IP matter and what surrounds it, please do not hesitate to contact me. I shall be happy if I can become the “family doctor” that you can approve of and rely on.

 

Hiroshi MORIYAMA
Patent&Trademark Attorney

Graduated from the department of science, majored in mathematics
Area of expertise: designs, trademarks, copyright

In addition to my experience in the practical use of rights (application, granting and exercise of rights, etc.), as a patent and trademark attorney I also make the best use of my experience in working with licensing contracts and right transfer. From day to day I continue to study the rapid changes of the IP industry and am devoted to meeting the demands of all clients.

 

Kahori KUWAHARA
Patent&Trademark Attorney

I majored in the intellectual property law course at the graduate school of business law, and have worked as a patent attorney ever since. With full use of the researches I made in that source and the experiences as a patent attorney, I would like to satisfy our customers’ needs as best as I can.

 

Yuki MURAKAMI
Legal Department
Researcher

“HARAKENZO more” can contribute further to the development of our customers through the use of rights of design and trademark.

I am determined to support our customers in not only filing applications and acquiring the rights but also the overall intellectual property business.

“HARAKENZO more” will responsibly receive any request, promptly and reliably perform my duty, and redouble efforts as an intellectual property professional.

Please contact us at your convenience.

 

Aya YOSHINO
Legal Department

Graduate in law

I approach my tasks always with great sense of “sincerity, humility, and contribution”.

I will make my utmost efforts to provide good services to our clients. I’m looking forward to doing business with you.

 

Rina KANEDA
Legal Department

Graduated faculty of law

I consider constantly the needs of our clients and how I can best apply my efforts to assist them. For this reason I am always building up my knowledge of relevant matters and paying close attention to IP and various other fields. I will do my best to assist our clients.

 

Natsuhiko OGURA
Legal Department

Majored in Law

At the university I participated in seminars on IP rights and mainly researched case law related to Patent Law.
After graduating I gained experience in patent administration, trademark search, etc. at a company IP department.
Thereafter I was also engaged in business aimed at the Japan Patent Office and other government administration offices.

I do my utmost in IP protection and utilization to achieve the utmost benefit for our clients.

 

Honoka YOSHIMURA
Legal Department

Major in Law

In the college, I belonged to a seminar concerning the intellectual property-related laws, and mainly researched judicial precedents related to the copyright law and the trademark law.
I continue my study to support intellectual property activities of our valued clients

 

Ayaka HOSOI
Legal Department

I majored in intellectual property laws in my university, and made studies such as precedent studies.

Nowadays, the importance of intellectual properties is increasing more and more all over the world. Under such situations, I would like to make my best work, always considering what our clients wish and what I can do for satisfying our clients’ wishes. I would like to support our clients as best as I can, with continuous absorption of new knowledge.

 

 

 

HIROSHIMA OFFICE

Shinji IMANO
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL << In charge of Hiroshima Office >>
Representative of Hiroshima Office
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

Shinji IMANO, BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, researched in Mechanical Engineering and Combustion Engineering of diesel engines.

After graduating from the university, he worked for a private automotive company and involved in technical management of production facilities.

Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and began to be involved in the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent cases in the field of Physics.

After qualifying as a Patent & Trademark Attorney and becoming a Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation, he widened his field of practice to include expert testimony, and consulting services and so on.

“As a high school student, I made up my mind to provide the technologies useful for people. To accomplish the goal, I believe it is essential to provide long-term satisfaction to all of our clients. I’ll do my best with honesty to combine all of the abilities of each staff member of our firm, in order to provide excellent services that cannot be obtained through mere combination of individuals’ abilities.”

 

Naoyuki TAKENO
Representative of Hiroshima Office
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Researcher

Mr. TAKENO, born in 1970, holds a bachelor’s degree in material engineering.
He is mainly in charge of machinery, control, electricity & electronics, and information technology.

With the recent growth of importance of intellectual property right, it has been essential to construct an appropriate intellectual property strategy from the technical and legal points of view. Under this circumstance, I will continue to develop myself in order to be able to sincerely respond to our clients’ requests.

 

 

 

NAGOYA OFFICE

Teru YAMAMOTO
Representative of Nagoya Office
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist

Teru YAMAMOTO, born in 1965, obtained BS in applied physics from Waseda University. He handles mainly electrical and electronics engineering and semiconductor engineering. He is presently a member of JPAA.

After working as a semiconductor engineer, I came to be engaged in IP practices to have business experiences in patent law firms and IP department of business enterprise.
Making good use of such experiences, I will realize acquisition of rights to meet the clients’ needs.

 

Kodai YAMASHITA
Legal Department Assistant Manager
Venture Support Station Consultation Chief Advisor / Office Manager / IP Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist

Majored in Law

The acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights has the potential to bring solutions to the issues faced by our clients in the pursuit of their business objectives. It thus constitutes a crucial element of their business plan.

Keeping the above in mind, it is my goal, as a patent attorney, to work for the smooth acquisition and exploitation of our client’s intellectual property rights. In this way, I hope to achieve the central principle of our firm’s philosophy: “maximize our clients’ satisfaction and benefit”.

 

Yuko HIRAI
Legal Department

I place importance on every story which our clients share with us and do my best to respond to our clients’ trust.

Particularly, I put my energies to supporting our client’s overseas expansion in terms of intellectual property systems by catching up with the recent abrupt globalization.

 

 

 

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