GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Since our establishment in 1914, our firm’s primary focus has been to value our clients first and foremost. While dealing with the various changes in the conditions surrounding the protection and utilization of intellectual property it has been our pursuit to always
consider what is in the best interest of our clients and not the upsizing of our firm. With the foregoing in mind, we have continued our efforts and have devoted ourselves to
furthering our knowledge and experience in our field.

In the year 2014, which marked the 100th anniversary of our firm, the Patent Attorney Act was revised and the following provision was adopted into Article 1 of the Act stipulating the “patent attorney’s mission” as “IP experts to contribute to the proper protection and utilization of IP rights and consequently the development of the economy and industry by accurately utilizing the relevant IP systems,” which is exactly what our firm is aiming for.

We believe that our role is to contribute to the maintenance and development of our
clients’ business through the protection and utilization of intellectual property.

While keeping a cautious and close watch on the changing times and thinking of our role as patent attorneys in these changing times, we will continue our endeavor to contribute to the development of our clients’ business in order to fulfill our mission as patent attorneys.

President / Patent Attorney  KATSUFUMI MIZUNO

FIRM PROFILE

Firm Name HIKARI PATENT OFFICE
Location 721 Marunouchi-Nakadori Bldg, 2-3 Marunouchi 2-chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-3212-3431
Fax: +81-3-3201-0368
Founded 1914
Number of Employees 33(June, 2016)

FIRM PROFILE of K.K. HIKARI JIMUSYO

K.K.HIKARI JIMUSYO is another example of the adaptability and flexibility of our organization to satisfy client needs. K.K.HIKARI JIMUSYO is dedicated to handling matters for domestic clients who are keen on obtaining patent and trademark rights in countries outside Japan.
Affiliated with HIKARI PATENT OFFICE, K.K.HIKARI JIMUSYO works in close cooperation with HIKARI PATENT OFFICE on a wide variety of issues in order to meet the intellectual property needs of our clients.

FIRM HISTORY

1914 “Taniyama Naigai Tokkyo Jimusyo” founded by Kaneo TANIYAMA
(former Trademark Examiner at the Japan Patent Office)
1950 Firm relocated to Marunouchi, Tokyo
President: Teruo TANIYAMA
1993 Firm name changed to “HIKARI PATENT OFFICE” following the death of former President
Teruo TANIYAMA
President: Masayuki KISHIDA
2006 President: Katsufumi MIZUNO (May, 2006 - )

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