National Response Center「Nakao & Ito Patent Office」

Nakao&Ito Patent

GREETING FROM THE DIRECTOR

In recent years, amidst the changes in the environment related to intellectual property in terms of Japan and the world at large, for companies, research and development of the latest state of the art technology and products which are manifestly distinguishable from those of other firms, the importance of the acquisition of patent rights and policy of intellectual has greatly increased.


In an era like the present, Nakao and Ito Patent Office in respect to intellectual property planning for firms and other organizations not only provides support in the acquisition of rights but makes use of business experience that spans a quarter of a century that is able to assistance in the management of intellectual property, the protection of brands and utilization of acquired rights possible but our staff as well each day makes every effort to offering services providing the up most care and attention to their work.


With this in mind, we do hope you will graciously extend to us the opportunity of being of service to you.



Following the establishment of our firm in 1985, we have been blessed with the opportunity of offering services that are broad in content in terms of the stage of the conceptualization of ideas related to intellectual property, the acquisition of rights stage and application of rights stage to clients both in Japan and abroad.


Among the array of technological areas, we are equipped with a staff possessing a variety of specialized knowledge who is able to offer services corresponding to the needs of our clients in mechanical, electrical, chemical, bio-technological, metallic materials, material technology and program software fields that have been transmitted through valuable experience spanning successive generations which cover a long period of time.


Our Staff looks forward to offering you the highest level of services in intellectual property that will satisfy you, our clients.

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THE POLICY OF NAKAO AND ITO PATENT OFFICE

As a patent firm we strive everyday in our business activities with the ideal of contributing to society bearing responsibility to bring about healthy economic activity by providing reliable and trustworthy consultations to all clients.


Additionally, when acting on behalf of clients from abroad concerning the submission of applications in Japan, we are specially mindful of the following:

1) STRICT ADHERENCE TO DEADLINES

We carry out with strict adherence to deadlines business activity which is concerned with patent applications and other matters we have been entrusted with, always keeping in mind to never place our clients in an unfair advantage.

2) EXPLANATIONS THAT ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND

In situations regarding the submission of applications (for example, advice about the appropriate response to and explanations of contents of the reasons for notifications of rejections and in related matters), the contents of our communications are complete and thorough, taking consideration what is easy to understand.

3) FEES WHICH ARE REASONABLE AND CLEARLY STATED

As a general rule, fees charged by our firm pertaining to the submission of applications and other matters are based on our firm's standard business fees. Furthermore, in response to requests we draw up estimates. Moreover, in situations when the amount to be invoiced due to the urgency of the matter or the difficulty of the case entrusted to us by our clients exceeds the original estimate, we strive as much as possible to keep costs to a minimum, giving full consideration to being able to keep down as much as possible unexpected fees of our clients.

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CONTENT OF OUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

WORK RELATED TO HANDLING PROCEDURES IN RESPECT TO THE JAPAN PATENT OFFICE

We execute the proper procedures vis a vis the Japan Patent office having strong faith in ourselves as professionals in the area of intellectual property, bringing together intelligence and experience and considering the position of our clients in terms of various phases of support and in the acquisition of rights that are large and powerful.


WORK RELATED TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWSUITS

We offer an array of various types of services associated with infringement of intellectual property rights, consultations and the like, appropriate steps in respect to warning letters and the drawing up and the sending of warning letters. Moreover, in regards to suits for damage, we also can act as attorneys and joint representative (or as legal advisors).


CONSULTING WORK RELATED TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Being patent attorneys with an abundance of experience who consider the needs of our clients that range from the finding of intellectual property, arranging in an orderly manner the vital points related to inventions and the selection of trademarks, etc. In terms of consultation work associated with intellectual property, we can provide a highly capable staff that can make full use of its experience, combining flexibility and unwavering sincerity of purpose working together with others when problems arise.


WORK RELATED TO CONTRACTS

We offer an array of services concerned with contracts such as granting licenses, conclusion of joint development (and when problems arise co-operating with attorneys).


OTHER SERVICES

(1) Surveys

We conduct various types of surveys that respond to the needs of our client, such as surveying the contents of prior applications with similarities to pending applications, surveys of literature as to the extent of public awareness that could lead to reasons for nullification because of prior rights, surveys of trademarks and patent rights that are contested in the manufacturing of products under development and at the time of sale.

(2) Legal Advice

We can provide a range of legal concerning rights of intellectual property. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Contact Address

Nakao & Ito Patent Office
Koei Building, 5FL
3-5, Uchikanda 1-chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0047
JAPAN
TEL: 81-3-3293-3801 FAX: 81-3-3293-3803
URL: http://nakaoitopatent.com/




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