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Operational Changes in Response to the Emergency Declaration : Guidance by Asamura Patent Office/Asamura Law Office (Updated on April 16, 2020)

Apr 16, 2020


Operational Changes in Response to the Emergency Declaration : Guidance by Asamura Patent Office/Asamura Law Office (Updated on April 16, 2020)



On April 7, 2020, Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and other major cities based on the Act on Special Measures against Pandemic. The emergency declaration will be effective until May 6th so during that period, please refer to the following guidelines:

Staff

We remain fully operational as our attorneys and employees continue working full-time remotely in a secure environment. All online procedures for the Japan Patent Office (the JPO) can be performed at home, and we will continue to accept job requests as usual.

Contact Method

During this period, please contact us by email or fax as phones are unavailable due to our office being closed.

Mail

Please refrain from sending mail to our office as much as possible during this period. For any documents that have a deadline submission, please provide the attorney in charge with the tracking number and any relevant information so we can make sure to receive the original on time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and cooperation.