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HARAKENZO
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OSAKA
HEAD OFFICE

DAIWA MINAMIMORIMACHI BLDG.,
2-6, 2-CHOME-KITA, TENJINBASHI,
KITA-KU,OSAKA 530-0041 JAPAN
TEL:+81-6-6351-4384
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TOKYO
HEAD OFFICE

WORLD TRADE CENTER BLDG. 21 F,
2-4-1, HAMAMATSU- CHO, MINATO-KU,
TOKYO 105-6121,JAPAN
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HIROSHIMA
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NOMURA REAL ESTATE HIROSHIMA BLDG. 4 F, 2-23 TATEMACHI, NAKA-KU, HIROSHIMA CITY, HIROSHIMA 730-0032, JAPAN
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Food and Medical Business Support Station
Head of Support Station
Support Station Staff
Support Station Staff
Support Station Staff
Support Station Staff

 Morio Nakao
 Nobukazu Shiokawa
 Bochao Xie
 Koji Tsukada
 Azusa Sugihara

<Tokyo Head Office>
<Osaka Head Office>
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<Tokyo Head Office>

 
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Japan and many other developed countries are facing a falling birthrate and an ageing population. In societies where the birth rate is low and the average age is increasing, technologies related to medicine, care, foods and pharmaceuticals are becoming more and more valuable. Our Food and Medical Business Support Station is a team of experts in IP in these technological fields. We are here to assist those who are working tirelessly to make ageing societies rich and bountiful.

The Support Station deals specifically with the following areas of expertise:


  • (1) Medicine and care (wearable devices, IoT, caring robots etc.)
  • (2) Foodstuffs (functional foods etc.)
  • (3) Pharmaceuticals

In the fields of medicine and care, it is vital to use a wide cross-sectional range of fundamental technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT) and mechanical engineering etc.

In the field of foodstuffs, there have been revisions to the patent examination standards regarding the use of foods, and competition to acquire rights in this field is becoming fierce. In particular, for functional foods, the use of IP to expand the market by more effectively utilizing systems of displaying function cannot be overlooked.

In the field of pharmaceuticals, individual products can be like blockbusters, each commanding a very high value; moreover, a single product can be protected with just a small number of patents, meaning that it is essential to prudently formulate a patent application strategy.

Also, in these fields it is important have a brand strategy in order to build consumer trust. In the case of foodstuffs, a design strategy is needed to protect the form and packaging of the product with design rights.

In this way, the fields of medicine, care, food and pharmaceuticals require complex high-level intellectual property strategies. Our Food and Medical Business Support Station offers a high level of expertise and rich experience both nationally and internationally in order to cater to the needs of our clients. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding intellectual property activities for medicine or food either in Japan or abroad, please feel free to inquire with us.





Notable Features of the Food and Medical Business Support Station

  • The support station staff is made up of skilled individuals with abundant experience in the basic technological fields required for medicine, food and so on, including chemistry, biotechnology, IT including IoT, and mechanical engineering including robotics.
  • The support station can handle all kinds of intellectual property law, including not only patent law but also design law, trademark law, unfair competition law and plant variety registration law, etc.
  • The support station can also handle foreign cases in their entirety.
  • The support station can provide lecturers for seminars or company study meetings, etc.




Information on IP in the fields of food and medicine


Links

Patent examination handbook page
   The appendix contains many useful examples.
   The following examples are related to the "examination guidelines related to inventions for the use of foodstuffs" that have applied from April 1, 2016:

Appendix A"1. Examples regarding written requirements (Patent Law Article 36)" - Example 45

Appendix A"4. Examples regarding novelty (Patent Law Article 29(1))" - Examples 30-34

Appendix A"5. Examples regarding inventive step (Patent Law Article 29(2))" - Examples 21-25


 The reference material"Regarding Examples Related to IoT Technologies" mentioned at the end of the above page introduces examples related to the fields of medicine and care.


・Examples 29, 37 and 38



Staffs

Patent Department Senior Manager <in the field of Chemistry and Biology>
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist
Morio NAKAO
Morio NAKAO Morio NAKAO, born in 1978, obtained a Master of Environmental Engineering from Osaka University. His specialty covers Biotechnology, high polymer chemistry and Environmental Sanitary Engineering.

I will make the most of my variety of experiences so as to contribute to our clients’ benefit.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems concerning intellectual property such as patent, design, and trademark.
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Specialist
Nobukazu SHIOKAWA
Nobukazu SHIOKAWA Specialization: Bio-functional chemistry

In order to provide our clients with satisfying service, I endeavor to correspond politely and sincerely.
The fields I mainly work with are IT related. In this day and age, IT related inventions hold an extremely important position in the business world because of the high level of specialized knowledge required to obtain suitable IT invention rights. If you think IT related inventions are necessary for business, do not hesitate to contact me. I am sure I will be able to assist you.

Legal Department
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Researcher
Bochao XIE
Bochao XIE I will devote myself to my daily business for the purpose of pursuing international intellectual property strategies for individual clients and providing prompt and high quality services.
Ph.D (hygiene)
Researcher
Koji TSUKADA
Koji TSUKADA Born 1968
Research experience: biological science, biochemistry
Major fields handled: IT-related fields

I work to provide our clients with the most satisfactory service possible, by making full use of my valuable research experience and strong willingness to take on challenges.
Patent Department
Azusa SUGIHARA
I learn a lot of important things from every single application and I always put in an effort to provide better services to our valued clients.
In order to build a continual relationship with our valued clients, I swear to keep on honing my skills. Please feel free to contact us.



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