Most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, Japan

Founded in 1891, ASAMURA PATENT OFFICE has the longest IP business history in the region. As an international patent office and based on reliability, ASAMURA has established the largest scale global network in the IP field, which now covers more than 3,000 offices in 200 countries.

ASAMURA PATENT OFFICE are very proud that they are the most trusted international patent office in Japan, and reveal more about what they do in an interview about the modern legal environment, their clients, how they stand out from the competition as well as the challenges they face in the future.

In the modern legal environment, why is the ability and willingness to innovate crucial?

We have many representatives in Japan Patent Committee and we can always catch up with the IP trends as well as technical trends.

How does your law firm stand out from the crowd in these competitive times?

Our long history enables us to give the clients high quality services and it makes the solid bond between us.

Bearing in mind the competition provided by both international law firms with local offices as well smaller more localised businesses, why is an inventive and cutting-edge approach key to remaining competitive in the 21st Century?

We communicate with our clients very closely and intensively and grab their needs accurately.

How do you ensure that you stand out from the competition for services to your clients?

In order to ensure our clients, enjoy unhampered usage of their IP rights, we have put together a team in combination with lawyers from ASAMURA LAW OFFICES that enables us to provide a supporting or representative role in the areas of issuing licenses and warnings as well as in legal action in the case of infringements.

What kind of clients do you serve and how do you approach them?

Our fields cover almost all the technical fields, such as Mechanical Physics fields, Electrical ICT fields and Chemical Biotech fields. We approach our clients with the team the “AAA”- Team. AAA comes from 3 words, “A”samura, “A”-grade and “A”round the world. The AAA-team will exceed your expectation and be more than your partner. Our clients can depend on them who will work closely with each client.

What role do your staff play in the successes of your firm?

We hold the clients to the maximum priority, and always give our 100% attention to what they’re seeking for to give them full satisfaction.

What challenges does your company face in 2016 and beyond?

Recent technology innovations have been accelerated and clients have more requests in IP fields. Therefore, we keep focusing on working more closely with our clients to grab a client needs precisely. Also the growth of developing countries is tremendous, and the demand for the acquisition of intellectual property rights has been remarkable. Needless to say, it would be significant to catch up with their up-to-date information and give our clients what they really need accurately.

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Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
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