Hasegawa Patent Law Firm

Hasegawa Patent Law Firm

Intellectual Property in JAPAN

Technology based business gate for Japan

  Hasegawa Patent Law Firm ("HPLF") was established in 2005 as a Japanese intellectual property law firm at City of Yokohama in Japan.    Yokohama is very near Tokyo, capital of Japan, and is one of the cities where a lot of high technological companies and universities concentrate in.    Since the establishment, our prompt and sincerely professional services in intellectual property fields have established much credibility from our clients. 

  Intellectual properties represented by Patents, Utility model rights, Industrial design rights (Design patents), Trademark rights and Copyrights are usually aimed to obtain resources which could make larger value and asset in future.    Our attorneys and staffs are always conscious of importance of intellectual property and communicate with our clients to help optimum decisions and actions for our clients' businesses regardless of the scales of them. 

  Our experiences in intellectual property prosecution and consultation include preparing and filing applications, responding to the office actions, filing appeals/lawsuit, providing expert opinions on validity of own or third parties' intellectual property rights, providing expert opinions on possibility of infringement, searching for prior arts/infringement, and licensing in/out intellectual property rights.    Our technical fields include Biotechnological, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Material, Electrical & Electronic, and Mechanical fields, and expanding year by year. 

  We always keep in mind that we must provide our clients with more professional service.    In our prosecution service, we usually provide our clients with the explanation of the Japanese IP practice and professional advices to avoid unnecessary office actions or prosecution costs in Japan.    For example, reject reasons in Japanese office actions are sometimes not enough to understand the examiner's intention.    In such cases, we are actively willing to identify the examiner's intention by phone-calling or meeting and to show our clients it.  

  As symbolized that free trade agreements are very active around the world, business is becoming more and more borderless.    We aim to provide our service from worldwide perspective.    We have been built robust and trusting relationships among foreign law firms and attorneys worldwide, especially in Asian countries, which ensure our clients to enjoy highly qualified global services.