We are the oldest intellectual property law firm in Kyoto.
Our firm was founded as “Niimi Patent Agency” in 1922 as the first intellectual property law firm in Kyoto, Japan. The practice changed its name to “Minori Patent Agency” in 1996 and was subsequently reorganized into “MINORI Patent Profession Corporation”in 2006.
Since 1922, we have been providing our clients professional services in intellectual property such as patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and other IP-related matters. With our long history and extensive experience, we have established close relationships not only with our Japanese but also overseas clients.
While respecting tradition, our expert patent attorneys are continuously seeking innovative solutions to today’s IP challenges.
Professional IP Services
We have been providing our clients a wide range of IP services since our founding in 1922. We are confident our extensive experience enables us to expertly deal with all IP matters.
Prosecution of Patent (incl. PCT National Phase), Utility Model, Design (incl. Hague Design Application designating Japan), and Trademark (incl. Japan Designation Madrid Protocol Registration).
Request for examination,
Response to Office Action, Payments of Fee, etc.
Trial against Final Rejection, Suit against Trial Decision
Expert Opinion (Scope of Right, Patentability and Ground for Invalidation)
Trial for Invalidation, Trial for Cancellation
Drawing up Contracts, Contract Negotiation
Intellectual Property Lawsuit
Patent Search, Trademark Search and Design Search
In-house Patent Attorney
Registration of copyright for computer programs
MINORI Patent Profession Corporation
Chiyoda Seimei Kyoto Oike Bldg. 8F,
Oike-Dori Takakura Nishi, Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto 604-0835, JAPAN
TEL： +81 75 241 0880
FAX： +81 75 255 2677