Patent attorneys & lawyers

Kazutaka OTSUKA

Senior Partner, Patent Attorney (Trademark and Design)

Kazutaka OTSUKA

Supplementary Note of Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel

PROFILE

Kazutaka Otsuka is a patent attorney working in the Trademark & Design Department of Asamura Patent Office, p.c.

He passed the Patent Attorney Examination in 2004 after having worked at a corporation, a patent office, and a law firm. Since joining Asamura Patent Office in 2005, Mr. Otsuka has been involved in representation and support work for domestic and overseas trademark and design applications.

As a student at the Faculty of Law, Chuo University, he was a member of the Corporate Law Seminar, where he immersed himself in a study of corporate law, including intellectual property rights law and product liability law. He became acutely aware of the importance of intellectual property after graduating, and joined the patent industry to become a specialist.

As a member of a patent attorney group, Mr. Otsuka was involved in the management of the Intellectual Property Foreign Training Department for four years, starting in 2006. In both 2011 and 2012, he was a member of the Trademark Committee, a special committee of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). In the Japan Trademark Association, an association made up of corporate intellectual property professionals and lawyers, he is a member of the judicial decision research group and has been involved in the management of the group as Vice Chairperson since 2012.

Mr. Otsuka studies global policies for intellectual property protection on a daily basis as part of his work representing and supporting intellectual property rights acquisition both overseas and in Japan, on request by both domestic and foreign clients. He makes full use of the knowledge and experience he gained through working on both domestic and foreign intellectual property issues to provide wide-ranging support for client businesses.

Education
BA in Law, Chuo University, 1995
Professional career
Unicharm Corporation (left in 1999), then worked in a patent office and law office, 1995 - 2004
Asamura Patent Office, 2005 - present
Examinations passed
Passed the Patent Attorney Examination:
October 2004

Granted Supplementary Note of Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel:
September 2009

Registration for Patent Attorney:
February 2004
Registrations
Registration Number of Patent Attorney:13836
Affiliation
Trademark & Design Department
Languages
Japanese, English
Specialty Fields
Examinations, consultations, and procedural support for trademark and design rights acquisition (foreign and domestic), dispute support,  legal advice, consultations and other types of support for license transfer agreements, negotiations, other types of general trademark and design consulting, unfair competition, and copyrights
Major seminars
“Introductory Seminar for Overseas Trademark Applications,” Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, 2011
“Points to Note For Working on Foreign Trademarks that Differ from Japanese Trademarks,” Asamura Patent Office 120th Anniversary Seminar, 2011
“Basic Work for Trademarks Related to International Registration Systems Based on the Madrid Agreement,” Japan Patent Attorneys Association Ongoing Training, 2013
“Trademark Strategies for Building a Service Brand,” Samurai Incubate, Inc., 2013
Memberships
Member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), 2005 - present
Member of the JPAA Trademarks Committee, 2011 - 2012
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2013 - present
Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), 2013 - present
Member of Patent Office 25 Years Trademark Application Trends Survey Committee (a survey to determine the effects of measures to deal with unused trademarks and the status of applications and registrations for analysis), 2013 - present
Member of Ruling Study Group, Japan Trademark Association (corporate member from 2009, individual member from 2013), 2013 - present
Publications
“Look and Learn! Introduction to Foreign Patent Applications”, (joint-author), Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (2010)
“Trademark Law Practice Seen From the Latest Rulings II”, (joint-author), (Seirin Shoin), (2012)
Hobby
Tennis, cycling
Comment
My motto is to be flexible while properly understanding our clients’ directions.
While using success stories, I do not let myself get bound by existing methods, and work to solve problems related to intellectual property from the client’s point of view.
I hope to be able to serve you soon.
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