Patent attorneys & lawyers

Takuhiro SHINODA

Partner, Patent Attorney (Trademark and Design)

Takuhiro SHINODA


Takuhiro Shinoda is a patent attorney working in the Trademark and Design Department of Asamura Patent Office p.c., which he joined in 2004.

Mr. Shinoda has been involved in many foreign and domestic trademark matters that require him to make full use of his more than fifteen years of experience in the area of trademarks.

He is involved in design, copyright, matters related to the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, and correspondence and advice pertaining to cross-border injunctions at customs agencies, approaching his work with a designer’s perspective. He is also busy with giving seminars and lectures.

As an English Language and Literature major at Waseda University, Mr. Shinoda focused on phonetics and linguistics, researching English dialects, and also takes a "phonetic" approach to his work in the trademark field.

Mr. Shinoda passed the Patent Attorney Examination in 2010, and joined the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) in 2011. Since 2013 he has been a member of the JPAA Design Committee and since 2014 he has been a member of the Japan Trademark Association (JTA) Design Committee, where he conducts searches and research related to overseas and domestic designs.

BA in English Language and Literature, Waseda University, 1992
Professional career
After graduating from Waseda, he worked in sales at Tokyo Toyopet Co., Ltd. before working on product design and planning development in the planning and development department of a commercial designer and toymaker.
Worked in trademarks at a patent office from 1998.
Joined Asamura Patent Office in June 2004
Vice-chairperson of Design Committee of JPAA, 2014-2015
Chairperson of Design Committee of JPAA, 2016
Vice-chairperson of Design Committee of JPAA, 2017
Examinations passed
Passed the Patent Attorney Examination:
October 2010

Registration for Patent Attorney:
April 2011
Registration Number of Patent Attorney:
Trademark & Design Department
Japanese, English
Specialty Fields
Designs, trademarks
Administrative scrivener
Major seminars
Lecture for the First International Wind Power Expo (Wind Expo) Intellectual Property Seminar, March 2013
Summer School Lecturer, Faculty of Intellectual Property, Osaka Institute of Technology, September 2013, September 2014 and September 2015
Member of the Japan Attorneys Association (JPAA), 2011 - present
Member of JPAA Design Committee, 2013 - present
Member of JTA Design Committee, 2014 - present
Vice-Chairman of JPAA Design Committee, 2015.04 - 2016.03
Chairman of JPAA Design Committee, 2016.04 - 2017.03
Vice-Chairman of JPAA Design Committee, 2017.04 -

Golf, composing and arranging music, playing in a band (drums), travel
I do my best to provide proposals that truly help the client, for each individual case. I look forward to working with you.
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