Office History

Mr. Korekiyo Takahashi (seated) (who was the first Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office) and Mr.Saburo Asamura
Mr. Korekiyo Takahashi (seated)
(who was the first Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office)
and Mr. Saburo Asamura
1891
On the advice of Mr. Korekiyo Takahashi (the first Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office), Mr. Saburo Asamura (first Senior Managing Partner) leaves the Japan Patent Office and opens his own patent attorney office in Osaka.
1899
The Regulation for Registration of Patent Attorneys is enacted.
The Patent Law, the Design Law and the Trademark Law are drastically revised.
1921
The Patent Attorneys Law is enacted.
1947
The firm moves from Osaka to Tokyo. Mr. Narihisa Asamura (second Senior Managing Partner) succeeds to the presidency of the firm.
1958
The firm moves to the New Ohtemachi Bldg.
1973
Mr. Kiyoshi Asamura (third Senior Managing Partner) succeeds to the presidency of the firm.
1976
The firm's name is formally registered in English as "Asamura Patent Office".
1991
The firm celebrates its 100th Anniversary.
The firm's logo is registered as a service mark.
2001
The firm celebrates its 110th Anniversary.
2008
Asamura Patent Office, p.c. (Professional Corporation) was established and registered in the name of Mr. Kiyoshi Asamura as the representative of the corporation.
2011
The firm moves to Tennoz Central Tower. (The firm's 120th Anniversary is celebrated.) ASAMURA LAW OFFICES was established. The firm celebrates its 120th Anniversary.
2014
Mr. Ken Kanai succeeds to the presidency of the firm.
2015
Asamura Partners was established.
2016
The firm's 125th Anniversary is celebrated.
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