Japanese Desk

The differences between European and Japanese law and practice within patent, design and trademark rights are many. Our Japanese Desk can assist you, whether you are a European company entering the Japanese market or a Japanese company applying for a patent in Europe.

Advice on European IPR for Our Japanese Clients

Today, more and more Japanese companies are venturing into the European market. Japanese companies who are applying for a patent in Europe must go through the European system during this process.

Plougmann Vingtoft has many years of experience in handling foreign PCT filings and applications and we can thus offer our Japanese clients the best service at a reasonable price. We handle IP portfolios from several direct clients as well as through our large network of Japanese IP agents.

Advice on Japanese IPR for Our European Clients

For a European company which is active on the Japanese market, we can ensure a strong market position through the work of our Japanese Desk. As a unique service we have an in-house Japanese Patent Attorney who provides an essential advantage to our clients through competent and knowledgeable counselling.

Maintaining and Developing Close Business Relationships

By having our Japanese Patent Attorney Shinji Okayama as part of our team we hold a deep insight into Japanese culture and business structures. Shinji Okayama is a member of the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) and both our representatives from our Japanese Desk participate every year at the annual APAA conference in Asia.

We also visit our Japanese clients several times a year  in order to keep a close and personal relationship with each client.

If you want to know more about our Japanese services, feel free to contact Head of our Japanese Desk and Japanese Patent Attorney Shinji Okayama

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