INTRODUCTION OF KINKI BRANCH OF JAPAN PATENT ATTTORNEYS ASSOCIATION
Kinki branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association (KJPAA) is one of the most active sub-organization of Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). JPAA is the only accredited organization composed of Japanese patent attorneys. Patent attorneys are the qualified experts on intellectual property (IP), such as patent, utility model, design, trademark and so on in Japan.
KJPAA is located in Osaka and consisted of JPAA members located in Kinki area including Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara and Wakayama prefectures. The current number of its member reaches around 2,300, that is, almost a quarter of JPAA members.
The KJPAA has provided support and training with the members of KJPAA. That means the members of KJPAA have been brushing up their practice technique and sharing the knowledge of IP matters each other. The KJPAA has also provided support and training with the people related to IP matters except the JPAA members. Concretely, KJPAA has provided seminars with JPAA members and others. Additionally, KJPAA has provided workshops with students and small and medium-sized companies, and free consultation service with independent inventors.
The KJPAA currently has thirteen committees including the International Affairs Committee (IAC). The IAC organizes and hosts foreign IP seminars, issue reports and information on foreign IP matters to the KJPAA members. The IAC’s seminars are held four or five times per year. Additionally, the IAC dispatches its delegation to obtain the first-hand information and establishes close relationship with foreign organizations, so far the delegation was sent to China twice, Thailand and Singapore once each in last four years. The KJPAA welcomes foreign IP experts to exchange IP and its related information. KJPAA hopes to establish good and close relationship with the foreign IP experts.
Locations of the JPAA Kinki Branch Offices
Kinki Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association 25F Meijiyasuda Life Osaka Umeda Bldg.
3-3-20 Umeda, Kita-ku Osaka, 530-0001 JAPAN
TEL: +81-6-6453-8200 FAX: +81-6-6453-8210