PDI

PDI Patent & Trademark Firm

Firm Information

Firm Name
PDI Patent & Trademark Firm
Location
Contact Information
Yotsuya ISY Bldg. 3F, 2-12-5 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Telephone: +81-3-5315-0580 Fax: +81-3-5315-0581
E-mail: pdifirm-admin@pdifirm.jp
Representative
President Kiyoshi TOHDA
Date of Foundation
August 2011 (former TOHDA Patent & Trademark Office)
Number of Staff
Japanese Patent Attorneys: 6
Chinese Patent Attorney: 1
Administrative Staff: 2 (As of April 2021)

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Yotsuya ISY Bldg. 3F, 2-12-5 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Telephone: +81-3-5315-0580 Fax: +81-3-5315-0581

What we offer

Application to JPO on your behalf

Our fundamental business is to support clients’ intellectual property activities. Many companies are attempting to expand in Japan as part of their global business expansion. We will work to understand your business as much as possible, to support the grant of intellectual property rights contributing to your business development in Japan.

Patent Application, Utility Model Application
Even if the JPO raises office actions unique to Japan, we minimize the risk of differences arising in the scope of rights of your patent application family, as much as possible. Furthermore, in addition to responding to office actions, we will thoroughly explain the arguments used in response to the JPO as much as possible to get your consent. Moreover, we offer smooth applications to the JPO with high-quality and fast translation, taking advantage of our know-how acquired through numerous applications filed in a variety of foreign countries, in various fields. (Application documents are translated by Patent Development International, Inc., our affiliated company).
Design application
As technology commoditization has progressed, product design has become an important way to differentiate products. However, because designs are based on the appearance of products, they tend to be easily imitated compared to patents and utility models. We can suggest options for properly protecting your designs, making full use of regulations and practices of designs strategically as much as possible.
Trademark application
There are a number of risks which may result in opportunities to receive IP rights being lost. Such risks include failures to perform a survey prior to filing and as a result paying fees for an application which has no possibility of being accepted, or, due to a survey being based on incorrect decisions, a valid application being erroneously determined to be invalid. We recommend a survey prior to filing so as not to fall at the initial step of establishing a brand.
In particular, if an application under the Madrid Protocol receives a Notification of Provisional Refusal, the opportunity to save the fee would be lost. We can conduct a speedy and high-quality trademark survey to avoid this risk.

Responding to Infringement

Consultation is available if you are accused of infringement of IP rights or if your IP rights are infringed. In addition, we can prepare expert opinions, draft warnings or responses to warnings, and help with negotiation. Moreover, along with an affiliated lawyer who is well versed in foreign laws, we can provide advice in a lawsuit, act on your behalf in a joint lawsuit, etc.

Patent Development International, Inc.

Company Information

Company Name
Patent Development International, Inc.
Locations
Contact Information
[Main Office]
Yotsuya ISY Bldg. 3F, 2-12-5 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3355-1001 Fax: +81-3-3355-0115
[Nagoya Office]
TOSHIN. HONMACHI Bldg. 3F, 4-12 Sakae 2, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi,
Aichi 460-0008, Japan
Telephone: +81-52-202-3080 Fax: +81-52-202-3081
Representative
President Shigeru NAGAO
Date of Foundation
March 1980
Number of Staff
Patent engineers/Translators: 17
Administrative Staff: 13
General Affairs/Accounting Staff: 7
(As of September 2021)
Acquired certification
[ISO17100:2015](Translation Dept.)
Certificate of registration No: JSAT 037
Initial certification date: 2019/2/4
The scope of the certification: Translation services for patents and intellectual property documents. (Japanese to English, English to Japanese)
Affiliated Organizations
Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)
Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Association (NIPTA)
Japan Translation Federation (JTF)

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Main Office

Yotsuya ISY Bldg. 3F, 2-12-5 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004, Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3355-1001 Fax: +81-3-3355-0115

Nagoya Office

TOSHIN. HONMACHI Bldg. 3F, 4-12 Sakae 2, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 460-0008, Japan
Telephone: +81-52-202-3080 Fax: +81-52-202-3081

What we offer

Translation of Patent Documents (Japanese⇔English)

We offer translation of patent specifications, office actions, cited documents, articles from scientific journals, and so on, in a variety of fields. To ensure high-quality translation, we have a thorough in-house quality management system for problems such as untranslated words or phrases, inconsistent numerical values, etc. Additionally, translated documents are proofread by a native speaker of Japanese and a native speaker of English. (We also provide translation services in conformity with ISO 17100)