I Kita established a Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office in Nagoya with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, venture companies, and sole proprietors in the field of intellectual property rights.
While large companies often have an intellectual property department, SMEs and venture companies often do not have an intellectual property department.
If you do not have an intellectual property department, the risk of disputes regarding intellectual property rights such as patent rights, trademark rights, and design rights will increase dramatically.
Therefore, we believe that we can avoid the risk of disputes regarding intellectual property rights by assuming the function of the intellectual property department of SMEs, venture companies, and sole proprietors.
Although Shin-Nagoya Patent Office is not a large-scale office, we believe that we can meet the needs of our customers in detail by responding flexibly and with a small turn because it is a private office.
At Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, we have realized reasonable fees, and in principle, we do not charge business trip fees or consultation fees for applications.
In addition, we will carefully explain the system and operation method related to intellectual property until the customer is satisfied.
For customers who have applied for the application at our office, consultation on intellectual property is free of charge in principle.
These are introduced in the features of Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, so we would appreciate it if you could take a look.
We will strive every day to become a patent office that customers can use comfortably.
We put the interests of our customers first, and we put ourselves close to our customers first.
Consultation is free.
Please feel free to contact us.
Shizuo Kita, Patent Attorney, Director, Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office
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Features of Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office
(1) Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office realizes a reasonable fee and consultation is free of charge.
By reducing fixed costs and running costs, we give back to our customers and realize reasonable charges (low charges, low costs).
The Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office clearly announces various fees. We have achieved reasonable prices, but we have not reduced the quality at all.
Shin-Nagoya Patent Office is committed to a transparent fee structure. Therefore, you will never be billed without your knowledge. To make it easier for customers to consult with us, we offer free consultation regarding applications.
For customers who have filed an application at the Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, consultation on intellectual property rights will be free of charge in principle.
(2) The Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office will be in charge of a patent attorney with over 15 years of experience in IP business, and will perform careful and courteous work.
At Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office, Ikita, an experienced patent attorney who has created more than 600 patent specifications (mainly major domestic automobile-related manufacturers), is in charge of all cases.
At Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, we will take enough time to work.
At a large patent office, customers of large companies may file multiple applications at the same time.
And, due to the delivery date, the time available for each project may be limited. Also, try to answer questions and questions politely.
In a patent application
For patent applications, no matter who prepares the specification, the same result will not be obtained.
Depending on the skill of the statement creator, it may or may not be a right, or it may or may not be a broad right.
Amendments to add new matters to the initial specification of the application are prohibited.
In order to be patented as much as possible, we will add a lot of material to the specification so that it can be amended later.
We promise to provide high quality statements based on our extensive experience in creating statements.
Details are described in the merit of applying for a patent at Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office, so please have a look.
In trademark application
In trademark application, instead of mechanically filing a trademark application, we will set appropriate designated goods and designated services by conducting sufficient hearings from customers.
In recent years, there is a service that completes the application to the JPO simply by entering the trademark, designated goods / services, and applicant information.
Such services may not cover the designated products and services that the customer should acquire.
I wrote about this in a column, so I hope you can read it.
At Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, we will set appropriate designated products and services that customers should acquire based on the experience of numerous trademark applications.
In the design registration application
In the design registration application, we will propose whether or not it is better to apply for a partial design.
When holding the shape as a right, the design registration application is cheaper than the patent application.
We will fully explain the difference between the design system and the patent system, and propose what kind of application should be filed.
③ Shin-Nagoya Patent Office will hold sufficient meetings
By having sufficient meetings, it will be possible to eliminate the deficiencies caused by lack of information transmission and to make proposals that the applicant had never thought of.
In the case of a patent application, by looking at the invention from a different angle, we will dig up the invention that the inventor has not noticed and make a proposal for a wide range of rights.
Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office supports visiting services
By visiting the applicant and having a meeting, the burden on the applicant will be reduced. Visits can be made after hours such as holidays, nights, and early mornings at your convenience.
Business trip fees are free for areas designated by our office.
Of course, we also welcome meetings at our office. It also supports meetings using webcams such as Zoom and Skype.
Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office supports meetings using webcams such as Zoom and Skype.
We also support meetings using webcams such as Skype and Zoom.
In the case of meetings using webcams such as Skype and Zoom, we respond to requests from all over Japan.
(4) The Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office will conduct a simple search that is virtually free of charge (patent application, trademark application, design application).
Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office will carry out a simple search before filing an application.
Even if the result of the simple investigation is good, there is no guarantee that the right can be obtained, but if the simple investigation reveals that the right cannot be obtained, the right cannot be obtained. You can prevent a large application fee from being incurred for a certain case.
If you give up the right, please pay only the simple investigation fee.
On the other hand, if the result of the simple search is good and you apply for it, you will not be charged the simple search fee. In this case, the simple survey fee will be free.
⑤ Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office will actively utilize the exemption system for expenses paid to the Japan Patent Office (patent application).
Various exemption systems are provided by the Japan Patent Office, etc. to reduce costs.
Shin-Nagoya Patent and Trademark Office will reduce costs by actively using various exemption and exemption systems.
There is no point in increasing the commission to the agent when using this exemption system.
At Shin-Nagoya Patent Office, the fee for using the exemption system is kept to a very low amount.
Shin-Nagoya Patent Office Useful Information
Exemption system (patent) provided by the Japan Patent Office
The JPO offers a reduction and exemption system.
If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise (company / sole proprietor) specified by the Japan Patent Office, the examination request fee and the patent fee for the first to tenth years will be halved.
In addition, if you are a small and medium-sized venture company (corporate / sole proprietor) specified by the Japan Patent Office, the examination request fee and the patent fee for the first to tenth years will be reduced to one-third.
At our office, we will actively utilize the exemption system provided by the Japan Patent Office to reduce the costs spent by applicants.
Accelerated examination system (patent application / trademark application)
By requesting accelerated examination, you can obtain patent rights and trademark rights at an early stage.
Accelerated examination of patent application
Even if you request examination at the same time as filing a patent application, it will take 9-11 months for the first examination result to be notified, and 14-16 months for the acquisition of rights.
If you request accelerated examination at the same time as applying for a patent, the patent will be granted in about 4-8 months.
You can request accelerated examination only if the applicant is a small or medium-sized enterprise, an individual, etc., or if you have already conducted it.
If the applicant is a small business or sole proprietor, you can request an accelerated examination.
Accelerated examination of trademark application
It takes 8-14 months from filing a trademark application to starting examination.
If you request accelerated examination at the same time as applying for a trademark, examination will start in an average of 1.7 months.
However, if you request conditions such as already using the trademark, the examination will start in 1.7 months on average.
Accelerated examination of design registration application
There is also an accelerated examination system for design registration applications.
A design registration application in which the applicant himself or a person (licensee) who has obtained a license for the design of the application from the applicant has implemented the design of the application or is preparing for implementation to a considerable extent. It is a condition that it falls under any of the above and requires urgency for the acquisition of rights.
１．When it is clear that a third party is implementing the design of the application or a design similar to the design of the application without permission, or is preparing for implementation to a considerable extent.
２．When a third party warns you about the act of implementing the design of the application (act of preparing for implementation)
３．When a third party requests a license for the design of the application
Patent information platform J-PlatPat
By using the patent information platform J-PlatPat, you can search for published patent applications, registered trademarks, and registered designs.
It can be used to determine whether or not an application can be filed, such as when the invention has already been published, or when a trademark or design has already been acquired.
Click here for the Japan Platform for Patent Information J-PlatPat (Japan Patent Office HP)
Patent seminar on intellectual property rights such as patents and trademarks held by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokaikai in Nagoya
The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokaikai (2-10-19 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya City, 8th floor, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building) regularly holds patent seminars on intellectual property.