Our Office

Office Overview

Name Fukami Patent Office, P.C.
Representative Yoshitake Kihara, Patent Attorney
Founded July 1969
Services Filing and prosecution, opposition, appeals and trials, opinion work, litigation, licensing and border protection at Customs on Japanese and foreign patents, utility models, designs and trademarks, unfair competition, mask protection and copyright and other intellectual property related matters.
Location 【Head Office】
Nakanoshima Festival Tower West 26F.
3-2-4 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku
Osaka 530-0005 Japan  [>MAP]

【Tokyo Office】
Kasumigaseki Bldg. 17F.
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6017 Japan  [>MAP]

【Nagoya Office】
*Please send all parcels or correspondence to the Osaka office.
Ichigo Nagoya Bldg. 3F.
4-24-8 Meieki, Nakamura-ku,
Nagoya-shi, Aichi 450-0002 Japan  [>MAP]
Staff IP Professional Department
89 Patent Attorneys (incl. 48 IP infringement litigators*)
1 Legal Adviser
8 Assistants
Administration Department
147 Staff Members
Total 245
Qualifications 1 Attorney at Law (legal adviser)
4 Doctorate degree holders
2 Members who passed the US Patent Bar Exam
36 Members who passed the First Grade Practical English Proficiency Test**
8 Members who passed the First Grade Business English Test***
2 Members who passed the First Grade English Technical Writing Test****
14 Members who passed the First Grade Intellectual Property Translation Test*****
6 Members who passed the First Grade Intellectual Property Management Skills Test******
92 Members who passed the Second Grade Intellectual Property Management Skills Test******

* qualified as having passed the Specific Infringement Litigation Representation Examination under Article 15 bis of the Patent Attorneys Law

** conducted by the Society for Testing English Proficiency, Inc. (STEP), according to the standards set by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

*** conducted by The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry for measuring English business communication skill

****conducted by the Japan Society for Technical Communication and with the support of the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for measuring English technical writing skill

***** conducted by the Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Association (NIPTA) for measuring translation ability regarding intellectual property matters

****** conducted as a national examination by the Association of Intellectual Property Education (AIPE) for measuring knowledge and practical skills about intellectual property


July 1969 Founding of Fukami Patent Office by Patent Attorney, Hisao FUKAMI at Yachiyo Daiichi Bldg. 3-9, Tenjinbashi 2-chome, Kitaku, Osaka
September 1985 Relocated to larger offices at Hirano-machi Yachiyo Bldg. 8-1, Hirano-machi 2-chome, Higashi-ku, Osaka
December 1987 Relocated to larger offices at Sumitomo Bank Minamimorimachi Bldg. 1-29, Minamimorimachi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka
December 1993 Patent Attorney, Hisao Fukami received Yellow Ribbon Medal (for patent practice)
August 2005 Relocated to larger offices at Nakanoshima Central Tower 2-7, Nakanoshima 2-chome, kita-ku, Osaka
January 2009 Patent Attorney Toshio MORITA is appointed as President, and Hisao FUKAMI is appointed as Chairman.
July 2009 Opening of the Tokyo Office at Nihon Jitensha Kaikan 1st Bldg. 9-15, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
March 2010 Registration of Fukami Patent Office, P.C. as legal corporation.
August 2013 Relocated Tokyo Office to larger offices at Kasumigaseki Bldg. 2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
October 2015 Patent Attorney Yoshitake KIHARA is appointed as President
February 2018 Relocated to new offices at Nakanoshima Festival Tower West 3-2-4, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka
July 2018 Opening of the Nagoya Office at Ichigo Nagoya Bldg. 4-24-8, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi