Office Profile

(1) Takashima International Patent Office has been considered a highly dependable patent firm by many first-class companies in Japan.

The firm takes pride in being trusted by many first-class companies in Japan, particularly those having highly powerful intellectual property division, and in being entrusted with the handling of many cases of such first-class companies. A truly excellent patent firm is always trusted by domestic clients who can know which patent firm is truly dependable.

(2) TAKASHIMA International Patent Office is capable of providing excellent and outstanding IP services not only in Japanese applications but also overseas applications, because of the following reasons:

- The firm has a wealth of knowledge regarding IP laws and practices in foreign countries, which cannot be acquired from books. The knowledge has been accumulated through considerable experience in a number of foreign cases over the years.

- The technical experts have been so trained to be and are capable of handling both domestic and foreign applications. This makes it possible for them to prepare a specification for Japanese application in anticipation of examination under patent laws and practices in foreign countries.

- The firm works closely with more than 400 foreign associates worldwide, from advanced countries to developing countries. It knows how to enable smooth and efficient filing and prosecution of applications in those countries.

- The firm enjoys a high reputation from foreign companies, backed by a high reputation from a number of Japanese first-class companies.

(3) TAKASHIMA International Patent Office comprehensively and systematically handles complicated and interdisciplinary cases.

The firm can handle applications for state-of-the-art technology in the most effective and efficient manner no matter how complicated the subject matter is and how many areas it straddles, by cooperative working of the technical members.

(4) TAKASHIMA International Patent Office has earned and enjoys a reputation for overwhelmingly strong practice in litigation.

The firm has been acting for the clients’ best interests in various court cases (both in civil and administrative lawsuits), and consequently has contributed to establishing landmark judicial precedents in Japan. One of the examples of patent infringement litigations, in which we were involved and received a decision in favor of our client, is the Supreme Court upholding of the legality of bioequivalence testing for generic drugs before the expiry of patent term.

(5) TAKASHIMA International Patent Office can provide timely and superior legal services both in Kansai area and Kanto area.

The firm has a head office in Osaka and a branch office in Tokyo to provide professional IP services to clients in the both areas.

International Patent Office

Osaka Office:
Meiji Yasuda Seimei Osaka Midosuji Bldg.
1-1, Fushimimachi 4-chome
Chuo-ku, Osaka
541-0044 JAPAN
Phone : 81-6-6227-1156
Fax: 81-6-6227-0260
E-mail :

Tokyo Office:
Kishimoto Building
2-1, Marunouchi 2-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005 JAPAN
Phone : 81-3-5220-3315
Fax : 81-3-5220-3316
E-mail :

TAKASHIMA International Patent Office