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Sakano & Associates
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Hiroyuki Sakano

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#601, M・P・S Kannai, 1-6 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan 231-0013

TEL : +81-45-227-5117
FAX: +81-45-227-5118

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 Sakano & Associates (坂野国際特許事務所)


#601, M・P・S Kannai, 1-6 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan 231-0013


 TEL: +81-45-227-5117


 FAX: +81-45-227-5118

 About Sakano & Associates

Sakano & Associates was established in February, 2006 in Yokohama to provide intellectual property services for our clients. We specialize in chemistry, biochemistry, medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceutical compositions, mechanical and electrical technologies, as well as obtaining and enforcing trademark and copyright protection. 

We remain committed to providing high-quality legal services to our clients, obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights for our clients.  We represent domestic and international clients, including major universities such as, Osaka University, National University Corporation Okayama University, Obrist Engineering GmbH, Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Sakano, head of Sakano & Associates, gained significant and so many experience working together with domestic and international law firms and many companies, corporations and affiliate companies, as well as working as a staff with one of the nation's leading law firm, prior to working at Sakano & Associates. Mr. Sakano also gained many experience of personal interviews with the Examiner of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO).  This may allow to ensure the desired coverage and to streamline the application process in Japanese intellectual property law and practices.

We work closely with you to perfect your innovations and carefully prepare and prosecute applications for patents, utility models, designs, design patents, trademarks and copyrights in order to obtain the broadest possible range of intellectual property protection.

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Our expertise, for example, including;

 ・Preparing, filing and prosecuting applications before Japanese Patent Office and/or Agency for Cultural Affairs with respect to intellectual property such as, patents, utility models, designs, design patents, trademarks, service marks, and copyrights.

 ・Translating patent applications and legal documents from Japanese into English or other languages and from English, or other languages to Japanese.

 ・Drafting legal opinions regarding motion practice of objection, invalidation trial and appeal for cancellation, action against trial decision, etc.

 ・Drafting and negotiating technology-related license agreements.

 ・Drafting written expert opinion.

 ・Prior-art search and pre-litigation investigation

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TEL : +81-45-227-5117 
FAX :+81-45-227-5118
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