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 Head office in Osaka.
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
9 Assistants
Administration Department
153 Staff Members
Total 252
Qualifications 4 Doctorate degree holders
4 Members who passed the US Patent Bar Exam
35 Members who passed the First Grade Practical English Proficiency Test**
7 Members who passed the First Grade Business English Test***
3 Members who passed the First Grade English Technical Writing Test****
15 Members who passed the First Grade Intellectual Property Translation Test*****
6 Members who passed the First Grade Intellectual Property Management Skills Test******
85 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 Relocation to larger offices at Hirano-machi Yachiyo Bldg. 8-1, Hirano-machi 2-chome, Higashi-ku, Osaka
December 1987 Relocation to larger offices at Sumitomo Bank Minamimorimachi Bldg. 1-29, Minamimorimachi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka
December 1993 Patent Attorney, Hisao FUKAMI receives Yellow Ribbon Medal (for patent practice)
August 2005 Relocation to larger offices at Nakanoshima Central Tower 2-7, Nakanoshima 2-chome, kita-ku, Osaka
January 2009 Patent Attorney Toshio MORITA appointed as President, and Hisao FUKAMI 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 Relocation of the Tokyo Office to larger offices at Kasumigaseki Bldg. 2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
October 2015 Patent Attorney Yoshitake KIHARA appointed as President
February 2018 Relocation of the Osaka Office 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
October 2019 Patent Attorney Hisao FUKAMI resigns as Chairman and appointed as Of Counsel