Firm trusted and credited by clients

 Our firm, Hirota, Nagare & Associates, is specialized in chemistry,biotechnology, software, mechanical engineering, and have been providing high quality services to meet the demands of the clients. Our professionals have the expertise in law, technology and linguistics, and have diligently and continuously been developing their skills to offer the highest quality of the service.
 In business companies and organizations, it has recently been becoming more and more important to acquire and utilize intellectual property rights. Unlike before, greater importance has been placed on the quality than the quantity of intellectual property rights. In order to ensure the quality, we endeavor, as IP specialists, to provide necessary and sufficient information throughout the process including extraction of intellectual properties, preparation of application documents, and acquisition of intellectual property rights.
 We also offer high security information management to secure the confidentiality of the information between the clients and our firm. We have installed a large scale of a computer server system to enforce our computer securities. We trust that our high quality services is to be continuously trusted and credited by the client.

Business outline

Services

1. Patents/Utility Model
 Valuation, Searches, Filling applications (with the JPO and other patent offices around the world), Prosecution, Oppositions, Various trials
2. Designs
 Searches, Filling applications (with the JPO and other patent offices around the world), Various trials
3. Trademarks
 Searches, Filling applications (with the JPO and other patent offices around the world), Prosecution, Oppositions, Various trials, Defensive mark registration application, Response to counterfeit products/infringing products
4. IP Legal Services
 Expert opinions, Infringement litigation, Litigation rescinding trial decision, copyrights, and unfair competition
5. Licensing & Consulting
 Consulting on IP portfolio strategies, Advising on all kinds of IP-related work, Organizing and holding seminars and lectures

Corporate philosophy

 Various experience and a wealth of knowledge based on the experience enhance one another, which create a better environment. To build an environment that develops "quality work"-we consider it an equally important work as well.
 The confidentiality of personal information etc. has been highly emphasized recently. The information of our client as well as the information in our firm is under central control, and the falsification of data is thoroughly prevented.
 A reliable system has been constructed in order to build a trusting relationship.

Vision and Mission derived from Philosophy

VISION
Contributing to creation of lively society (contribution to society).
Participating in and propelling forward the process of improving and enriching our lives through IP.
MISSION
We ourselves grow.
Improvements in practice skills and knowledge on intellectual property law, protecting clients' interests.
Providing the best customer service is an important part of our business as an IP firm (Try every possible ways before saying No (before giving up easily) is our principle for providing professional services).

Code of conduct for realizing Vision and Mission

Sincerity
Fulfill Individual Responsibility(Accomplish assigned tasks = teamwork).
Thoughtfulness
Service (Interpersonal communication (with both colleagues and clients)) = Spirit of dedication).
Growth
Overcome difficulties, Make impossible tasks possible (Individual and Corporate Raison d'etre and potential)
Through improvements in practice skills and knowledge on intellectual property (IP) law, we protect clients' interests, and we ourselves grow, thereby participating in and propelling forward the process of improving and enriching our lives through IP, and further contributing to creation of lively society.

We aim to participate in and propel forward the process of improving and enriching our lives through IP.

We make continuous efforts to improve our IP skills and to firmly protect the interests of our clients, which we believe is our contribution and roll as the IP specialists towards the process of developing and enriching our lives through IP. We will also contribute to the establishment of IP through provision of "IP education" which is one of our strong fields.
We have actively addressed "IP education" such as IP practice seminars, as an activity for popularization and enlightenment of intellectual property. The IP practice seminars enjoy a favorable reputation from the companies as audience. We guide you through to the up-todate IP practices with information based on the latest case laws.
Besides our regular services as an IP firm, we will be also happy to give IP practice seminars at any time if requested.

 Intellectual property related news

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