Specializing in Intellectual Property Law, the forerunner of HOKUTO PATENT ATTORNEYS OFFICE was founded in 1962 in Osaka by the late Mr. Choshichi Ishida, P.A.
The founder’s passion and dedication soon brought about a rapid expansion of the firm. The firm’s handling of cases still continues to steadily increase in number, and there is no better evidence of the confidence our clients put in our strong ability and quality service. And it is the long-standing, flourishing relationships with our clients that we are most proud of.
Over the years, the firm has also conducted substantial overseas work for our domestic clients, collaborating with patent attorneys worldwide in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The practice of the firm today includes the representation of foreign companies in obtaining patent and trademark protection in Japan.
|Year of foundation||1962|
|Patent attorneys||President Yoshikiyo Nishikawa
Yasutsugu Tanaka , Katsuhisa Mizujiri , Yoshishige Takeo ,
Takeshi Sakaguchi , Makoto Tanimizu ,
Kazuki Nagahama , Hiroo Ogawa , Makoto Nagao
|Number of employees||about 60|
|Average age||about 35|
|Location||Umeda Square Building 9th Floor, Umeda 1-12-17 Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka 530-0001, Japan|
President Yoshikiyo Nishikawa
Patent Department Ⅰ(Electronics/Electrical Field）
Patent Department Ⅱ（Mechanical Field）
Patent Department Ⅲ（Chemical Field）
Legal Administration Department