ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We can provide you with custom-made support. When we assist our domestic clients, we always meet them and listen to their words. After talking with them face to face, we can truly make out what we should protect in their intellectual properties. If we have your client's information in detail, we can make proposals for the best way to protect your client's Intellectual Property.

Katsuyuki KOBAYASHI,
patent attorney,
CAPLS(Certified Administrative Procedure Legal Specialist)

Areas of expertise

Trademark, Design, Patent and Utility Model (All fields except for chemical matters, electronic circuit placement ), Copyright

Personal History & Education

  • Date of Birth: 1962.1.27
  • Place of Birth: Nagano-city, Nagano-pref.
  • High School: Nagano prefectural high school ~1980.3
  • Univ. : Meiji University (Law) ~1985.3
  • Univ. : Tokyo University of Science (Electrical Technology) ~2012.3

Work Experiences

I opened my firm in Tokyo and Nagano in May, 2012.
Before the opening, I worked for big and small patent firms in Tokyo as follows and communicated with many firms in overseas for over 30 years, through which I have had not only got a lot of experience in IP field but also I could know the way how to manage the firm and what firm is preferable to their clients.

Usually, small firms are doing business with small companies.
However, some of the firms I have worked with, even if the size is very small, are doing business with big companies which have a special department of IP.
This is because the attorney in the small firms can solve problems effectively as ones in big firms.
As the clients can easily find who is in charge of the issue and who has the responsibility for that, they can get quick resoponses.

Keep small, Keep excellence. This is my policy.

1984.4~
・J.YAMAUCHI & CO. (trademark)
・Hirose International Patent Office, (trademark) (for 3 years)
・Kawaguchi International Patent Office, (patent) (for 3 years)
・Hanabusa Patent Office, (design, trademark) (for 12 years)
・Oda International Patent Office, (design, trademark, patent, copyright) (for 6 years)
・Akimoto & Co. (trademark, patent, copyright) (for 3 years)
and others
~2012.3

Memberships & Associations

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
  • APAA (The Asian Patent Attorneys Association) (joined: Chiang Mai 2012, Penang 2014, Okinawa 2015, Bali 2016, New Delhi 2018, Taipei 2019)
  • NDPA (Nagano-ken Design Promotion Association)
  • JTA (Japan Trademark Association)(joined SCT meeting 35,37)
  • JIDA (Japan Industrial Designer Association)

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Why KARIN?

KARIN is the name of a tree bearing yellow fruit.
The trees are popular in Nagano prefecture, where I was born.
I used to see the trees in the gardens on my way to school.
As the fruit looked delicious, I tried to bite it, but it was very bitter.
Properties of the fruit are good to our throat, so it is often used in candies.
In Japanese, there is another word with the same pronunciation as KARIN. It means do not borrow money ("KANE WA KARINAI"), which is a good policy for me to run my firm.
Therefore, people used to plant the tree in their south garden to remind them of the saying.

PARTNER

Kosuke SATO

Lawyer, patent attorney

Areas of expertise

Corporate law, Intellectual property law, Inheritance law

Education

Juris Doctor
(Waseda University)

Hitonori ONO

CAPLS
(Certified Administrative Procedure Legal Specialist)

Areas of expertise

Patent and Utility Model
(mechanical matters, water use engineering)

Education

Bachelor of Agriculture
(Kyoto University)

Tomoaki HARADA

CAPLS
(Certified Administrative Procedure Legal Specialist)

Areas of expertise

Application for Construction Industry,
Agricultural land,
Envilonment,
Entertainment and Amusement business

Education

Bachelor of Agriculture
(Meiji University)

Saori MATSUMOTO

CAPLS
(Certified Administrative Procedure Legal Specialist)
Certified Procedurer of Application of Immigration

Areas of expertise

Immigration

Education

Bachelor of Education
(Waseda University)