ISSHIKI & CO. PATENT AND TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS

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Partner, Patent Attorney

Tadafumi Itagaki

Background
  • Education

    Waseda University (Bachelor of Laws)

  • Joined Isshiki & Co.

    1996

  • Qualifications

    Patent Attorney 2002
    Infringement lawsuit counsel 2008

Practice Areas
  • ・Domestic and international trademark searches
    ・Filling domestic and international applications, opositions, and appeals
    ・Negotiations on transfer of rights / licensing
    ・Registration in general
    ・Consultations / Expert pinions on infringements (trademark)
    ・Invalidation trials
    ・Trademark infringement litigations
    ・Patent infringement litigations
    ・Consultations on copyright matters

Activities
  • (1)Overseas Experience

    2005 Franklin Pierce Law Center, current the University of New Hampshire School of Law, New Hampshire, U.S. (LL.M. degree)

  • (2)International
    conferences

    Mid-term Meeting of Five Trademark Office (Beijing 2016, sent by JPAA)
    INTA Annual meeting (San Diego 2005, Hong Kong 2014, San Diego 2015, Orlando 2016, Barcelona 2017, Seattle 2018, sent by Isshiki & Co.)
    APAA Annual meeting (Chiang Mai 2012)

  • (3)Board & Committee
    of JPAA,
    External committees,
    Presentations

    [Board of JPAA]
    2011-2013 Regular committee member
    [Committees of JPAA]
    2007-2009 Trademark committee
    2010-2013 Copyright committee
    2011-2014 Member of Continuous Training Planning and Management Department of Education Institute
    2013-2014 Vice-chairman of Copyright committee
    2014-2015 Manager of Continuous Training Planning and Management Department of Education Institute
    2015-2017 Vice-chairman of Trademark committee
    2017-Mar. 2018 Chairman of Trademark committee
    [Presentations]
    - WIPO -
    Jan. 2016 "National Workshop for the Effective Utilization of the Madrid System for Trademark Agents and Specialists in Cambodia" under the sponsorship of WIPO (Venue: Phnom Penh, Cambodia) (recommended by JPAA)
    - JPAA -
    Feb. 2011 Fourth lecture of "Copyright Agreement" in a training course on practitioners specializing in Copyright
    Jun 2013 "Introductino of Q&A collection based on the current status of the copyright work and copyright network initiative",
    Nov 2016 and Nov 2017 Fourth lesson of "Comprehensive Quenstions" in a training course on practitioners specializing in Trademark
    - External Lectureer -
    2009-2012 "Summer course of intellectual property practice"in Department of Intellectual Property of Osaka Institute of Technology
    2012 Lecture at BUNKA GAKUEN Intellectual Property Center (recommended by JPAA) (Title: "Handling of Works of Digital Contents")
    2012 Lecture at BUNKA GAKUEN Intellectual Property Center, 2012
    (Title: "The points of attention regarding contracts in collaboration between industry and academia targeted for design intellectual property")

  • (4)Other qualifications
    and memberships

    Passed Pre-1st Grade Test in Practical English Proficiency
    The Copyright Law Association of Japan
    Japan Trademark Association (JTA)
    International Trademark Association (INTA)
    The Asia Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

  • (5)Paper

    "Trade dress protection in US" Patent Vol. 60, No. 4 (2007)

Tadafumi Itagaki