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Lawyers & Major Staffs

Kenzo HARA
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Kenzo HARA Kenzo HARA is the founder and general manager of HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Dept. of Industrial Arts School in Ishikawa Prefecture, and from Kansai University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Law. After obtaining basic experience in a Intellectual Property Law Firm in Osaka, he qualified through examinations and was registered as a Japanese Patent & Trademark Attorney in 1975. He then established HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK in 1976. Certified in 2005 as Litigation Certified Intellectual Property Attorney.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of technical subjects as well as in various legal practices, including legal counsel and expert opinions and supervision of trial proceedings and infringement litigation before the Japanese Patent Office and the courts and strategies for filing of applications in Japan and in foreign countries. With more than 30 years' experience in the patent and trademark fields, he has handled all types of cases involving Opposition and Appeal procedures, Litigation, Arbitration and License Negotiations, as well as all kinds of intellectual property rights proceedings.


He is presently a member of JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association, i.e., bar association), AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Intellectuelle), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), Western Japan Patent Attorney Club, JP-TA (Japan Trademark Association), LES JAPAN (Licensing Executives Society JAPAN) and INTA(International Trademark Association).

 


Kiyoshi FUKUI
DIRECTOR GENERAL
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation

DIRECTOR GENERAL Kiyoshi FUKUI Mr. Fukui specialized in Precision Science and Technology and studied Non-conventional Machining in university and graduate school.
After completing graduate school, he worked for a private company and was involved in R&D relating to semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Through these experiences, he acquired a broad knowledge of technologies relating to Physics, for example in the fields of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical/Control Engineering, Optics/Electromagnetics, and Information/Communication Technology.

Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and began to be involved in the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent cases in the field of Physics.
After qualifying as a Patent & Trademark Attorney and becoming a Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation, he widened his field of practice to include expert testimony, litigation, consulting services and so on.

"An IP firm's capabilities are influenced a great deal by the professional skill levels of the individual members. However, simply assembling skilled personnel does not give an IP firm outstanding capability.
"HARAKENZO more" has a diverse staff and each individual has highly specialized abilities. This diversity goes beyond the explanation in the "OUTLINE" section above. Moreover, our firm's organizational strength enables the individual staff members to make use of their abilities in a way that best suits the demands of our clients.
"HARAKENZO more" invite our clients to put the skills of our personnel and our firm's organizational strength to practical use in the increasingly sophisticated and complex fields of IP operations and IP strategy."

 


Toshiro KURODA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL << in charge of chemical and biological fields >>
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL Toshiro KURODA Mr. Kuroda specialized in Biotechnology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at university and graduate school, where he carried out research into improving the function of proteins and the protein localization.

After graduate school, he worked for a cosmetics company at R&D division carrying out fundamental research and developing new products. Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and became involved in patent prosecution for domestic and international cases in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry. After qualifying as a patent attorney and a specially qualified attorney for infringement litigation, he also gained experience in license agreements, expert opinions, consulting, litigation and so on. Currently, he not only carries out patent-related work, but handles cases from all areas of intellectual property, including design and trademark cases.

"In recent years, as the globalization of business has continued, competition has become much fiercer. In this fiercely competitive environment, outstanding technology is of course important, but it is not enough on its own. With only technical superiority, it is increasingly difficult to maintain a distinctive value.

"Therefore, to differentiate oneself from others and to increase one's competitiveness, in addition to technology, it is vital to incorporate design and brand into a multi-layered IP strategy. In order to increase the value of our clients' businesses, I aim to help provide a service that fully satisfies the demands of our clients in all fields of intellectual property."

 


Shinji IMANO
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL << in charge of physical fields >>
In charge of Hiroshima Office
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

Shinji IMANO Shinji IMANO, BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, researched in Mechanical Engineering and Combustion Engineering of diesel engines.
After graduating from the university, he worked for a private automotive company and involved in technical management of production facilities.

Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and began to be involved in the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent cases in the field of Physics.
After qualifying as a Patent & Trademark Attorney and becoming a Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation, he widened his field of practice to include expert testimony, and consulting services and so on.

"As a high school student, I made up my mind to provide the technologies useful for people. To accomplish the goal, I believe it is essential to provide long-term satisfaction to all of our clients. I'll do my best with honesty to combine all of the abilities of each staff member of our firm, in order to provide excellent services that cannot be obtained through mere combination of individuals´ abilities."

 


Kenjiro FUJITA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
Representative of Tokyo Head Office
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist

Kenjiro FUJITA Specialized in agricultural chemistry and human enviromentology

Based on my experiences of not only patent applications and prosecutions but also contracting work such as licensing in all areas of intellectual property, I aim to keep honing my skills and provide services relating to intellectual property including design and trademark, etc.

 


Kazuya HASEGAWA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
Director of Intellectual Property Training Institute / Director of Bio IP Information
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist

Kazuya HASEGAWA Kazuya HASEGAWA,born in 1969, obtained an MS in industrial chemistry from Hiroshima University. The targets of his research include analysis of Immunology, Fermentation Technology, Enzymatic Technology and Saccharide Chemistry. His specialty covers Allergy, Food, Microorganism, Cosmetics, Enzyme and Saccharide. He is presently a member of JPAA. Certified in 2005 as Litigation Certified Intellectual Property Attorney.

More than anything else, I love to try something new. I will keep trying, so that I can provide satisfactory services to out client, making good use of my know-how obtained through research experience at a business enterprise.

 


Takashi MURAKAMI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL << in charge of physical fields >>
Patent Department General Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Chief of IoT x AI Support Station
Specialist

Takashi MURAKAMI Takashi MURAKAMI, born in 1970, majored in information engineering and has research experiences in information engineering and contents distribution technology. His specialty covers information technology, communication network, information processing, communication theory, and software. He is presently a member of JPAA.

The recent rapid advance in the information technology makes it extremely important to acquire suitable protection for intellectual property rights related to the information technology. Therefore, with my previous research experiences at a business enterprise, I will do my best to provide prompt and high-quality services for your information technology inventions. Any questions concerning the entire information technology field are welcomed.

 

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