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Name TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES
Established January 4, 2012
Chairman Hajime TSUKUNI
President Hajime TSUKUNI
Senior Vice President Daisuke YAMAMURA / Akio SHIBATA / Katsunori ANDO / Yasuhiro OGUNI
Address
Telephone
Facsimile
[ TOKYO OFFICE ]
 KOJIMACHI BUSINESS CENTER. 2F, 3-1, Kojimachi 5-chome,
 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 JAPAN
 Telephone: +81 (3) 6261 3750 (main)
 Facsimile: +81 (3) 3263 5650


[ KANSAI OFFICE ]
 Shin-Osaka Doi Building 5F,5-25,
 Nishinakajima 7-chome, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, 532-0011, Japan
 Telephone : +81 (6) 4806 1350
 Facsimile : +81 (6) 4806 1351


[ KOBE OFFICE ]
 Kobe KIMEC Center Building 7F,1-5-2,
 Minatojima-Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, Japan
 Telephone : +81 (78) 304 5840
 Facsimile : +81 (78) 304 5841
Employees Group Total:63 (As of July 1, 2017)
Services
  • Representation in all legal procedures relating to intellectual property (patents, utility models, trademarks, etc.).
  • IP-related litigation/arbitration
  • IP-related counseling (expert opinion, contract/licensing, evaluation, searching and monitoring services, translation etc.)
  • Provision of IP-related information (publishing, etc.)
History
1979 Firm founded as TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1984 TAPIC International Co.,Ltd. established as affiliate.
1990 First edition of "How to write and read patent specifications in the fields of chemistry and bio-technology" published.
1994 TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES and TAPIC marked 15th and 10th anniversaries of their establishment, respectively.
Office moved to Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1996 Hajime TSUKUNI appointed to visiting professorship at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich).
2001 I.P. SUPPORT Corp. established as affiliated company.
2002 Hajime TSUKUNI appointed to membership of a government committee (Industrial Structure Council of METI).
2009 TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES and TAPIC marked 30th and 25th anniversaries of their establishment, respectively.
2010 Office moved to present location (Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).
2012 Establishment of Patent Professional Corporation called "TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES" on January 4, 2012.
2012 Started business in Osaka on March 1, 2012.
2013 Office moved to present location (Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).
2017 Started business in Kobe on Jury 1, 2017.