FURUYA INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE

古谷国際特許事務所
古谷国際特許事務所 Furuya International Patent Office
Dai2 Meiho Bldg., 9th Floor
19-5, Nishishinjuku 1-Chome
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
Japan

古谷国際特許事務所

About Us

Name

Furuya International Patent Office

President, Registered Patent Attorney

Mr. Fumio Furuya

Standing Executive Advisor, Registered Patent Attorney

Mr. Akira Kanoh

Vice President, Registered Patent Attorney

Mr. Yoshio Kawata

Registered Patent Attorney

Mr. Takeyuki Ohashi

Staff

12 engineers/paralegals
4 staff for domestic cases
5 staff for international cases

Established

March 1974

Our Services

We offer professional consulting services for both domestic and overseas intellectual properties in both Japanese and English languages. As a team of skillful experts, each specializes in various technical fields, Furuya International Patent Office provides a solution to every one of the diverse questions/problems/needs from our clients, making full use of our know-how and expertise. It is our mission and goal to provide maximum satisfaction by preparing high-quality application documents with maximum promptness.

Our Services include:

1. For patents and utility models: drafting, filing and prosecuting domestic/overseas applications. Proceedings of opposition, trial/appeal, litigation and preparation of expert testimony.
2. For designs and trademarks: drafting, filing and prosecuting domestic/overseas applications. Proceedings of opposition, trial/appeal, litigation and preparation of expert testimony.
3. Proceedings of the import suspension set forth in the Customs Tariff Act.
4. Arbitral proceedings of patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, circuit arrangement, etc.
5. Consultation about the Unfair Competition Prevention Act.
6. Consultation and Assistance in making contracts of copyright.

Our Philosophy

“Quality and Speed” - our everlasting challenge and ultimate mission

The patent system, the core of the intellectual property right, is based on the first-to-file principle in Japan. Even if you successfully achieved a world’s first and quite ingenious invention, still, you would not be able to obtain a patent right if you failed to file the application accordingly. Even worse, a third party might obtain the patent right for the invention if s/he managed to file the application even just a day earlier than you in case the inventions were the same.

In this regard, “Speed” is what you need. At the same time, you could not fully exercise your exclusive patent right in case the scope of the claims of the invention was either too broad or too narrow.
Here, what you need is “Quality” in every procedure.

Generally speaking, “Speed” slows down when “Quality” is pursued. On the other hand, a desire for too much “Speed” leads to imperfection, ending up lowering the “Quality”.

As long as the patent system in Japan is based on the first-to-file principle, attaining the two of “Quality” and “Speed” simultaneously is our everlasting challenge and ultimate mission.

We are the experts who find out the true natures of the inventions through dialogues with the inventors, develop them - as if to find a small dot and expand it to a wide plane - to obtain broadest and strongest possible patent right for our client promptly. We cherish the opportunity to talk with the inventors so much that we share, discuss, ponder, and sometimes even struggle together to help them complete the inventions. Protecting the latest technologies and intellectual properties of the companies all over the world – that is the significance of our service we proudly offer to our clients.

Contact Us

Address

Dai2 Meiho Bldg., 9th Floor
19-5, Nishishinjuku 1-Chome
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
Japan

TEL

+81 (3)3343-2901

FAX

+81 (3)3343-2907

E-mail

furuya-ipo@wind.ocn.ne.jp

Access

A three minute walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station of
JR / Keio Line / Keio New Line / Odakyu Line /
Toei Subway Oedo Line / Toei Subway Shinjuku Line /
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

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