Departments
Departments


"HARAKENZO more " is comprised of eight sections: Legal Headquarters, Patent Strategy Department (Patent 1st Division – Patent 16th Division), Legal Strategy Department (Trademark Division, Design Division, Legal Division), Administrative Department, Translation Department, Graphic Design Department, General Affairs and Accounting Division, and Information System Department.


Legal Headquarter


Patent Strategy & Utility Models Department
Legal Strategy Department

Administrative Department

Translation Department

Graphic Design Department

General Affairs and Accounting Division

Information System Department

 

1. Legal Headquarter

Our Legal Headquarters handles most dispute-related matters.

  Litigation
  Suit against a trial decision
  Infringement suit
  ◇   Suit for damages
  ◇   Suit for injunction
  ◇   Suit for return of unjust enrichment
  Expert Opinion
  Arbitration
  License Negotiations
  Contract
  Copyrights
  Prevention of Unfair Competition
  Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout
  Motion for Import Suspension
  Registration of Plant Variety

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2. Patent Strategy Department & Utility Models Department

  Patent 1st division
  Patent 2nd division
  Patent 3rd division
  Patent 4th division
  Patent 5th division
  Patent 6th division
  Patent 7th division
  Patent 8th division
  Patent 9th division
  Patent 10th division
  Patent 11th division
  Patent 12th division
  Patent 13th division
  Patent 14th division
  Patent 15th division
  Patent 16th division

  Filing of Patent Application
Interviewing clients, Analyzing patentability, Drafting claims and specifications.
  Responding to Office Action
Suggesting an Accelerated Examination, Drafting a Response to grounds for rejections, Interviewing the Examiner, Drafting a written opinion/an amendment, Filing an Appeal against Decision of Rejection, Filing a Suit to Cancel a Trial Decision.
  Right-Related Affairs
Prior Art Searching (Domestic/International), Expert Opinion (Patentability, Possible involvement in an infringement), Submission of relevant publications (Information Disclosure), Requesting an Invalidation Trial, Requesting for an interpretation.
  Foreign Affairs
Prior Art Searching, Drafting Specifications (Mainly for Applications through Paris Route and PCT Route), Suggesting a response to grounds for rejections, Communicating with foreign attorneys, Holding personal interviews, Requesting a re-examination (U.S.), Filing Reissued Patent Applications (U.S.).

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3. Legal Strategy Department
(Trademark Division, Design Division, Legal Division)

 Trademark Division

◇  Search(Domestic/International)
Conference with clients, Searching based on data base etc., Analyzing registrability, Drafting a report
◇  Filing of Trademark Application(Domestic/International)
Conference with clients, Analyzing/Specifying trademarks and designated goods (services), Scheming a strategy for application (Effective use of convention and treaty)
◇  Responding to Office Action(Domestic/International)
Suggesting a response to grounds for rejections, Drafting a written opinion/an amendment, Filing an Appeal against Decision of Rejection, Filing a Suit to Cancel a Trial Decision
◇  Right-Related Affairs(Domestic/International)
Analyses, Renewal Application (Application for Reclassification), Filing an Opposition, Requesting an Invalidation/Cancellation Trial, Recordal of transfer of trademark rights

 Design Division

◇  Search (Domestic/International)
Conference with clients, Searching based on data base etc., Analyzing similarity, Drafting a report
◇  Filing of Design Application (Domestic/International)
Conference with clients, Specifying designs (Articles and Forms), Drawing forms (cooperate with Graphic Design Section), Scheming a strategy for application (Analyzing related design/part design)
◇  Responding to Office Action (Domestic/International)
Suggesting a response to grounds for rejections, Drafting a written opinion/an amendment, Filing an Appeal against Decision of Rejection, Filing a Suit to Cancel a Trial Decision
◇  Right-Related Affairs (Domestic/International)
Analyses, Requesting an Invalidation Trial, Recordal of transfer of design rights

 Legal Division

◇  Technology Transfer Support
◇  Plant variety registration/agribusiness consultation
◇  Import-Export Suspension Support
◇  Semiconductor Circuit Layout Support
◇  Computer Program Registration Support
◇  Domain Name Registration Support
◇  Copyright Advisory
◇  Unfair Competition Advisory
◇  SME Support
◇  Intellectual Property Management Consulting


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4. Secretary and Administrative Department

 Administration Department 1st Domestic Secretary Group
≪in charge of Domestic cases for Domestic clients≫

 Administration Department 2nd Domestic Secretary Group
≪in charge of Domestic cases for Domestic clients≫

 Administration Department 3nd Domestic Secretary Group
≪in charge of Domestic cases for Domestic clients≫

Drafting various kinds of documents to be filed with JPO
Managing due dates of applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action, Inputting data for applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action
Managing Annual Fee and others
Communication with clients about procedures

 Administration Department in-coming Applications Group
≪in charge of Domestic cases for Foreign clients≫

Drafting various kinds of documents to be filed with JPO
Managing due dates of applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action, Inputting data for applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action
Managing Annual Fee and others
Communication with clients and foreign attorneys about procedures

 Administration Department PCT Applications Group
≪in charge of PCT cases for Domestic clients≫

Drafting various kinds of documents to be filed with the Receiving Office/WIPO
Managing due dates of applications to be filed/Responding to search results, Inputting data for applications to be filed/Responding to search results
Communication with clients about procedures

 Administration Department 1st Foreign Secretary Group
≪in charge of Foreign cases for Domestic clients≫

 Administration Department 2nd Foreign Secretary Group
≪in charge of Foreign cases for Domestic clients≫

 Administration Department 3rd Foreign Secretary Group
≪in charge of Foreign cases for Domestic clients≫

Drafting various kinds of documents to be filed with a foreign patent office
Managing due dates of applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action, Inputting data for applications to be filed/Responding to Office Action
Managing Annual Fee and others
Communication with clients and foreign attorneys about procedures

 Patent Affairs Coordinating Group


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5. Translation Department

 Translating specifications for foreign applications (All technical fields).

 Translating instruction letters to foreign attorneys about responses to office (official) actions.

 Translating various contracts (license contract, confidentiality contract, cooperative research contract, etc.).

 Translating litigation-related documents.

 Correspondence with foreign attorneys or foreign clients.

 Translating legal/technical documents.


 Languages :
   Japanese / English / German / French / Chinese / Korean / Taiwanese
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6. Graphic Design Department

 Drafting drawings for patent application, application for utility model registration, application for design registration, and application for trademark registration in Japan.

 Drafting drawings for PCT application.

 Drafting drawings for International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol).

 Drafting drawings for international patent application, application for utility model registration, application for design registration, and application for trademark registration abroad.

 Drafting almost all drawings with computers. Capable of dealing with various file formats.

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7. General Affairs and Accounting Division

 All support practices for administration of the office

 All accounting practices

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8. Information System Department

 Security Division

◇  All practices related to access control
◇  All practices related to management of information resources
◇  All practices related to systemic/human security

 System Development Division

◇  Development of in-house practice systems
◇  Construction, maintenance, and operation of databases
◇  Maintenance of computers
◇  Construction, maintenance, and operation of in-house network (LAN)

 Digital Transformation Promotion Office

 Website Committee

◇  All practices related to update, management, and maintenance of websites for in-house practices
◇  All practices related to update, management, and maintenance of official website
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