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We have been receiving many JP applications from overseas

We have been receiving many JP applications from overseas

 Since our high quality services with very affordable prices, we have been receiving many JP patent, design and trademark applications from overseas, such as Europe, China, America, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, India, Russia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the like.

 I set up my firm about 5 years ago.
 I am a Japanese patent atorney with science background, and a fluent speaker of English. I have been working in this patent and trademark field for about 20 years. We are sure that many clients satisfy our service quality.

 If you really seek for high quality services with fairly affordable price in Japan, we strongly believe that our firm will be your best option.

 We will be waiting for serving you very soon.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada 

2020年10月09日

Accepting many JP applications from overseas

Accepting many JP applications from overseas

 Since our high quality services with very affordable prices, we have recently been accepting more and more JP patent and trademark applications from overseas, such as America, Europe, China, Australia, India, Russia and the like.

 I set up my firm just 3 years ago. Now many foreign clients are getting more and more interesting to my business. My business has been working very well since I started my own firm. I really appriciate for your support, eapecially from oversea clients.

 And, finally we have prepared our Chinese website for our Chinese clients and partners.

 If you really seek for high quality services with fairly affordable price from a Japanese firm, we strongly believe that our firm will be your best option. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

 We will be waiting for serving you in the near future.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2019年07月28日

We are preparing the webpages for our Chinese customers

We are preparing the webpages for our Chinese customers

  Long time no see, but I have been very busy with our works these days. I set up my firm 3 years ago. Now many clients are getting interested in my business gradually. My business is going very well up until now since I started my own firm.

 Anyway, we are now preparing the webpages written in Chinese for our Chinese customers. As a matter of fact, last month, we asked three patent applications to a US firm, and many trademark applications to a Chinese firm. We hope to expand our business area, therefore we prepared the Chinese pages.

 You may not know, but the number of solely operated patent firms is much larger than the number of large patent firms in Japan (3218 to 130). Therefore, it must be very beneficial for you to find and ask jobs to a good, affordable, small firm like us. Large patent firms in Japan cost a lot and you may not be informed of who is in charge of each case. We keep offerring you high quality services relating to intellectual property rights with fairly affordable price.

 正如以上说介绍的那样,在日本,有许多虽然是小规模的专利事务所,但是能够以相对便宜的价格而提够高品质的服务。中国的广大朋友们,如果能找这样事务所并且建立好的商务关系,无论价格方面还是品质方面都会很有利的。

 Thanks for reading my blog. If you are interested in our firm, I would be very happy to receive a job especially from a foreign country. Please feel free to contact us. I can handle English very well so you can communicate us easily in English.

 We will be waiting for serving you.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2018年09月09日

In December, we asked two US patent applications to an American firm

In December, we asked two US patent applications to an American firm

 It has been a long time since I posted on this blog last time. I have been very very busy for the last three month. I did not have enough time to write my comment on this blog.

 Anyway, this month, we asked the American firm to apply two new US applications. These new applications were filed by using PCT. Fortunately, the inventor will be able to receive the Japanese government subsidy relating to these US applications. Almost half of the fees will be compensated by the government, because Japanese government has been trying to support small companies in terms with patent fees. I hope it will lead to stimulating our economy in the end.

 And, our firm is now conducting a Special sale for your trademark application in Japan. If you need Trademark in Japan, do not miss out our special offer. You would be able to decrease your trademark fees in Japan about half.
 If you are interested in this offer, please feel free to contact us. I can handle English so you can communicate to us easily in English.

 And, next year, I will try to upload my comment more on this English blog.Haha,,

 I hope you will have a wonderful new year!

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年12月27日

A PCT application from our firm entered the European phase last week

A PCT application from our firm entered the European phase last week

 Last week, I asked a European firm in France to file a new patent application in order to have it enter the European phase from Japan.

 I always think that the official fees at the EPO are very expensive. Their estimated invoice shows that the total of the official fees would be €4,200. In addition to this, we have to pay their service charge. So the total cost would be around €5,000.

 I don’t know why it costs a lot more than other countries. It is no wonder that many companies in Japan hesitate to get patent rights in Europe, since its official fee is very high and most companies in Japan cannot afford to pay such amount of the fee.

 In Japan, the JPO has recently decreased its official fees for trademark application. As a result, the number of trademark applications has been skyrocketting since it started. Therefore, I think that the EPO should consider to mark their prices down in order to attract more foreign customers.

 Thanks for reading this blog. If you are interested in our firm, I would be very happy. Please feel free to contact us. I can handle English so you can communicate to us easily in English. We will be waiting for serving you.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年10月31日

I just asked a patent attorney in the US to apply a new PCT application from Japan last week.

I just asked a patent attorney in the US to apply a new PCT application from Japan last week.

 We have a few PCT applications which are entering America,Europe,and China within this year. And last week, I asked a patent attorney in the US to apply a new patent application from Japan.

 Further, it is expected that we will have more PCT applications, which are going to enter various countries, from Japanese clients. And we have not done yet, but we may have trademark applications, which are going to enter various countries, in the near future.

 Under the circumstances, we are looking for a foreign firm, which is not required to be big, but offer high quality services with less cost based on the principal of the mutual benefit.

 If you are interested in our firm and hope to cooperate with us, do not hesitate to contact us. I promise I will reply to your message immediately. I really would like to cooperate with good, small, and affordable firms in foreign countries.

 Thanks for reading my blog. We will be waiting for serving you in the future.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年10月07日

I went to China and visited some chinese firms.

I went to China and visited some chinese firms

 In order to deepen the relationship between our firm and Chinese firms, I visited some Chinese firms in Beijing. I show some pictures there.


 Because we have asked some Chinese patent applications to the firms, some firms treated me to lunch or dinner. I know that they showed gratitude to me, and I thanked to them. We exchanged the latest information ralating to Japnese and the Chinese intellectual property and I had a very nice time with them.

 This time, I was able to visit a variety of firms. Some focus on its quality, while others focus on its cost. Therefore, now that I can adjust and select a Chinese firm according to our customer’s preference.

 By the way, as you can see, the smog in Beijing was terrible and beyond my expectation. My visibility was very limited by the smog. I thought that the Chinese economy has developed rapidly, but they have lost so many precious things at the same time. And I enjoyed Chinese food very much. The trip was very fruitful for me.

 Thanks for reading this blog. If you are interested in our firm, I would be very happy. Please feel free to contact us. I can handle English so you can communicate with us easily in English. We will be looking forward to serving you in the future.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada



2017年09月25日

I am going to Beijing to visit some Chinese patent firms next week

I am going to Beijing to visit some Chinese patent firms next week

 In order to meet some Chinese patent attorneys and deepen the relationship with them, I am going to hava a Business trip to Beining next week. So, kindly understand that I may not be able to reply to your email immediately during the trip.

 Because our firm has offered some patent applications to the Chinese firms, I am invited to have a dinner with some of them, so I am excited about it.

 Our firm thinks highly of communication, so that we can offer good and affordable services to our clients. It is very important for us to connect with good, affordable patent firms in foreign countries. And those firms are not required big firms. We evaluate based ontheir quality of services and prices..

 Furthermore, flankly speaking, I am also looking forward to eating Beijing duck. It is very yammy,,,as you know.

 I am also planning to report the trip to Beijing in my blog afterwards.

 If you are interested in our firm, I would be very happy. Please feel free to contact us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年09月08日

Your payment could be made by Paypal

Your payment could be made by Paypal

 We have started to receive jobs from foreign clients. So in order for us to adjust to our customer’s preference, we decided to enroll in Paypal so that foreign clients could pay thier bills via Paypal or wire to the Bank.

 Paypal is very convenient when it comes to the payment.
 All you have to do is to check the bill and click the button in the email that we sent to you after we finish the job. And its remmitance fee is 3.9% of the total bill. I think it has a very reasonable price compared to the charge at the bank. Furthermore,in some instances, sometimes exchanging currency can be very troublesome when paying the fee. However, if you choose Paypal, you are not required to exchange the currency to Japanese yen. You can pay your fee directly with the Japanese yen. This is very useful.

 It goes without saying that you can pay your bill through banks. But if you choose to pay by Paymal, all you need is your credit card information and your paypal account. It is very convenient.

 Anyway, we will be looking forward to working with you and hope to support your patent, design, and trademark grant by the JPO.

 If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年08月30日

Congratulations on giving birth to twin girls!

Congratulations on giving birth to twin girls!

 Last week ,I sent an email to my fellow American attorney, then I received a following message as an automatic reply.

 “I will be on leave until the end of November and if you need immediate assistance, please contact,,,”

 Then I thought what happened to her? I was very surprised and a bit confused, because I rely on her in terms with our American applications. And I was not informed about her leave at all. And, frankly, at the same time, this kind of impression came up in my mind ”Wow,the American people are allowed to have such long holidays. I really envy Americans, it is totally different from Japanese working conditions,,,”

 But later, her fellow worker let me know about her twin babies. Then I totally understood the reason why she was taking such long holidays.

 Anyway, Congratulations on giving birth to twin girls!

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年08月23日

Our special offer for your trademark filing in Japan

Our special offer for your trademark filing in Japan


  In order to attract more foreign customers, we have decided to discount our fee overly for a trademark filing in Japan. Kindly refer to the above picture. We believe that our fee is very attractive for every foreign client.

 And I think that most trademark applications do not meet any major Office Action.

 However, if we recieve a rejection that requires Argument and Amendment, it might cost around $300(it varies with the coplexity of the OA).
 Plus, it is noted that if you request us to conduct translation (Japanese⇔English, Chinese, etc) of the OA, I will charge you translation fee. But, I will try to minimize our translation fee. I will be able to summarize the OA when translating, so that our translation fee would be minimized.

 As you can see, I think that our fee is comparetively lower than other firms in Japan, because I truly would like to get a job from a foreign country and work with foreign partners. This is the only reason I offer you special price for Japanese trademark this time. It is needless to say that we assure you of high quality service with fairly affordable price.

 If you are interested in our firm, I would feel very happy. Please feel free to contact us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年08月15日

3218 to 130

3218 to 130

 Do you know what kind of ratio is this number?

 You may not know that the ration of solely operated patent firm to patent firms with over ten patent attorneys in Japan is 3218 to 130. If you like, please refer to the Japan patent attorney association data, April 2017.

 It shows that most patent firms in Japan are solely(one patent attorney) operated firm(about 70%). I believe that those who operate their own firm have better knowledge and experiences rather than those who belong to big conventional big patent firms in Japan.

  Further, according to the JPO data, in 2015, the Japan patent office accepted 25,998 applications from America, 21,078 applications from Europe, 2,531 applications from China.
 Sad to say, most foreign applications were applied to JPO via big conventional Japanese patent firms, whose fee are far more expensive than small good patent firms in Japan. And it is kind of contradiction for me, because most patent firms in Japan are solely operated firm.

  Therefore, I strongly recommned that you should find a small good affordable patent firm in Japan and keep in good terms with them. I think that will lead to mutural benefits between foreign firms and Japanese good small firms like us.

  We may not be a big patent firm with many attorneys, but we can assure you of high quality service with fairly affordable price. You can refer to our schedule of charges. If you are interested in our firm, feel free to contact us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年08月07日

I just asked an American attorney to comment on the 1st OA

I just asked an American attorney to comment on the 1st OA

 Today I asked an American attorney to prepare and comment on the 1st OA. We ordered the comment to the American firm after they clarified its apporoximate cost for the OA, because we cannot accept exrtaordinary cost from a foreign firm. The apporioximate cost of commentting on the Office Action and preparing and filing a response to the USPTO would be about $〇.

  Most attoneys in America charge us their fees according to its required time. Flankly, it sounds a bit inconvenient for us, because we cannot count how much cost will be required in the future. Therefore, it is very important for us to know how much cost wil be required beforehand.

  It is needless to say that our firm will inform you of our apporioximate cost for each case before you decide to order it.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年07月29日

If you need an intermediary for JPO communications

If you need an intermediary for JPO communications

 In this case, we would be glad to serve you as your intermediary for your Japanese trademark application, if given the chance.

 Our fee is below.
 Basic fee : $300
 Service charge : $20 for each submission to JPO
 Translation fee, if necessary : $26/per hundred English words

 As you know,in Japan, you have to submit an argument in Japanese and/or an amendment in English. And a signed power of attorney is necessary, if I will be your representative in Japan. Furthermore, you have to be careful when handling an international trademark application through Madrid Protocol to the JPO, ,unlike many other countries, individual fees provided in Article 8(7)(a) of the protocol shall be paid not only where a trademark application based on the Madrid Protocol is filed, but also when the trademark application is to be registered.

 If you need an intermediary for JPO communications, do not hesitate to ask us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada 

2017年07月21日

We have just applied some PCT applications to the JPO

We have just applied some PCT applications to the JPO

 We have just applied some PCT applications to the JPO.
 These applcations are going to enter Japan, America, China, Europe within the duration period, I mean, 30 months from its application date.

 If you are interested in our firm, and are able to offer me some applications which are going to enter the Japanese stage from overseas, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our firm highly values the principle of mutual benefit. We can cooperate with your firm based on the mutual benefit.

 In fact, I have asked many PCT applications to foreign patent firms. Although they have been doing a great job, but they have not offerred me any applications from overseas.

 Furthermore, I think it would be very difficult for foreigners to find a good, small and affordable patent firm in Japan. Our firm would be your best option. Our fee would be about 20~30% less than conventional large patent offices in Japan.

 If you are interested in our firm, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 I am looking forward to receiving your offer from overseas.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年07月14日

How to find a small good patent firm in Japan

how to find a good, cheap, experienced patent firm in Japan

 I have just started my own patent firm in Japan since April, 2016. But I have experiences for over 15 years in this field. I have written over 400 patent applications relating to Panasonic and applied many trademark applications in Japan.

 As you know, a large patent firm in Japan costs a lot and you are not informed of who is in charge of each case in general. In addition, the number of solely patent firms is much larger than the number of large patent firms in Japan(3200 to 130).

 So how to find a good, cheap, experienced patent attorney in Japan?

 I recommend you to find a small patent firm in Japan. I understand that it would be very difficult for foreigners to find such a small firm in Japan, but because you are reading our blog, we believe that our firm will be your best option.I will not let you down.

 In addition, I am proficient in English and speak English fluently so you can communicate us easily in English.

 If you are not satisfied with the price of current Japanese patent firms, and are looking for an experienced Japanese patent attorney with technological background, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Best regards,
 Noboru Minowada

2017年07月06日

Introduction of our firm

Introduction of our firm

 Today I would like to mention about our features in brief.
 If you are seeking for a good and affordable patent firm in Japan, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 (1) We promise to offer you high quality services with less costs (about 20~30% less than conventional large patent offices in Japan).
 (2) We have experience of various jobs relating to intellectual property rights for over 15 years.
 (3) Our patent attorney is proficient in English.
 (4) We will be able to offer you a one-stop service.
 (5) Our patent attoney is one of the very few Japanese attorneys which have expertise in a patent application relating to plants.

  Because we have already disclosed our schedule of charges on this webpage, you would understand that our fee is very affordable.
 We will be very pleased if you are interested in our firm.

 We promise that we will update our blog from time to time. Have a nice day ahead!

 Best regards, Noboru Minowada, Representative Patent Attorney

2017年06月19日

We have just opened our English webpage

 We have just opened our English webpage. With this disclosure, we believe that we can make it clear about what kind of services we can offer foreign clients.

 Our webpage construction is still on the process. We will update our news and articles in our blog from time to time whenever necessary. We would like to provide an interesting webpage for our clients.

 Consultation fee is free. Please feel free to contact us.

 Best regards, Noboru Minowada, Representative Patent Attorney

2017年06月11日