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We are registered patent attorneys ready to assist clients worldwide for obtaining patents and registering trademarks, designs, utility models and copyrights in Japan.
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Copyright Registration in Japan

A work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created. However it may be difficult to assert your rights without copyright registration. We provide assistance for copyright registration with the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and SOFTiC of Japan in case of software.

If desired, please contact to us for detailed advice.

COST (Except for Computer Program)

Type of Registration Attorney’s Fee Official Fee
Registration of a person’s true name JPY50,000 / copyright JPY9,000 / copyright
Registration of the date of first publication of work or work first became public JPY50,000 / copyright JPY3,000 / copyright
Registration of transfer of copyright JPY60,000 / copyright JPY18,000 / copyright
※Miscellaneous fees are not covered in the above list.
※Forwarding a Copyright Certificate by courier mail will be added to the indicated amounts.

COST (Computer Program)


Type of Registration Attorney’s Fee Official Fee
Registration of a person’s true name JPY70,000 / copyright JPY56,100 / copyright
Registration of the date of creation JPY70,000 / copyright JPY50,100 / copyright
Registration of transfer of copyright JPY70,000 / copyright JPY65,100 / copyright
※Miscellaneous fees are not covered in the above list.
※Forwarding a Copyright Certificate by courier mail will be added to the indicated amounts.

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  1. PAYPAL (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  2. An additional PayPal service charge (approx. 4%) will be charged on the total fees.

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  3. Wire transfers

Patent & Trademark Attorney Profile

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Tokuko Suzuki
Patent & Trademark Attorney
Bachelor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University

Tokuko Suzuki initially worked for Walt Disney Japan (WDJ) for five years where she obtained considerable experience in merchandise licensing and branding. In 2002, she joined Wenping & Company, a private firm dedicated to servicing the IP rights protection requirements of Japanese companies globally, and where her WDJ involvement in merchandise licensing proved highly useful in providing consultancy advice and support in overseas trademark registration and trademark portfolio management for Japanese client firms. Tokuko Suzuki established Zen Patent and Trademark Attorneys with TAKAYUKI TAKAMATSU.

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Takayuki Takamatsu
Patent & Trademark Attorney
Master of Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Shortly after passing the licensure exam for patent attorneys, Takayuki Takamatsu first joined an IP law firm for a few years, and then worked for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan engaged in the creation and application of useful technologies in life science and biotechnology, materials and chemistry, electronics and manufacturing, energy and the environment, among others. As Technology Licensing Manager at AIST, Takamatsu directly participated and managed negotiations for patent licensing. Takamatsu’s stint at AIST also enabled him to acquire extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation in the fields of materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, software and computer systems. Takamatsu co-founded Zen Patent and Trademark Attorneys with TOKUKO SUZUKI.

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Mikio Nakajima
Patent & Trademark Attorney
Bachelor of Applied Science, Tokyo University of Science

Mikio Nakajima joined the Japan Patent Office as a patent examiner in 1963, becoming Senior Patent Trial Examiner for several years, during which he assumed various leadership roles until 1986. Thereafter he set up his own patent firm, specializing in the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications for twenty-four (24) years. In 2015, he joined Zen Patent and Trademark Attorneys to lend his expertise as a consultant on patent and trademark practice.

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