About us

The APAA Recognized Group of Japan, as one of the founding groups within the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, works both to support the cooperative activities of the APAA, and to organize local activities for members within Japan.

As of April 8, 2016, membership of the Recognized Group of Japan included 664 individuals and one special group member, the Japan Patent Attorneys Association.


President's message


Takao OCHI
APAA Japan group President

On behalf of the Japan Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA JAPAN), I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to all members of APAA and everyone engaging in IP matters.

APAA JAPAN was established on March 30, 1970, as one of the recognized groups of the APAA. In 2015, the General Assembly and Council Meetings were held in Okinawa where about 1600 participants including the APAA members and observers from about 70 countries attended and enjoyed the events and the atmosphere on historical and tropical-resort area in Japan.

APAA JAPAN organizes anti-counterfeiting committee, copyright committee, design committee, patents committee and trademarks committee so as to contribute to the standing committees held in the annual meeting of the APAA. APAA JAPAN has about 660 members and holds monthly board meetings with keeping the following missions in mind.

・ To foster close relationships with IP-related organizations including JPAA, FICPI, AIPPI and WIPO,
・ To conduct research and study for IP matters in the Asian region and provide IP information to the members of APAA JAPAN, and
・ To cooperate with APAA and provide support for APAA’s activities.

I hope that APAA JAPAN will contribute to development of the intellectual property environment in the Asian region through our activities and cooperation with APAA.

Takao OCHI
President, APAA JAPAN

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Officers

President
• Takao OCHI

Vice-president
• Kei IIDA
• Michiko UJI
• Kazuaki OKIMOTO
• Takeshi FUJITA

Councillor
• Hiromichi AOKI
• Kiyoshi ASAMURA
• Emi ASHIHARA
• Nobuyuki IIDA
• Shigeru INABA
• Yasutaka IWAMOTO
• Kunihiko OHASHI
• Yuzuru OKABE
• Makoto ONDA
• Hirohito KATSUNUMA
• Satoshi KABASAWA
• Keiko KAWAKAMI
• Kyoko KAWAMURA
• Kazuhiko KIDO
• Yoshihiko KIDO
• Jitsuzo KINOSHITA
• Taeko KUNUGI
• Yoshio KUMAKURA
• Masashi KUROSE
• Yasuyuki KUROSE
• Kei KONISHI
• Junko SAITO
• Nobuyoshi SAKURAGI
• Junko SUGIMURA
• Kozo TAKEUCHI
• Yoshikazu TANI
• Nami TOGAWA
• Shigeyuki NAGAOKA
• Kazuhiro NAKATA
• Takahito HATAZOE
• Fumihiko HIROSE
• Daisaku FUJIKURA
• Takao MATSUI
• Minako MIZUNO
• Yukei MIZUNO
• Ayako MITSUNO
• Takuji YAMADA
• Kenji YOKOUCHI
• Kenji YOSHIDA

Auditor
• Atsushi AOKI
• Giro KURAUCHI
• Tamotsu SANADA

Adviser
• Koushi ESAKI
• Masao OKABE
• Jo KABASAWA
• Taiji SHINOHARA
• Tetsuo SHIMIZU
• Sumiko SHIMOSAKA
• Ichio SHAMOTO
• Kosaku SUGIMURA
• Saichi SUYAMA
• Hideo TAKINO
• Yasuo TAMURA
• Yamato TSUTSUI
• Hiroyuki NIWA
• Mikio HATTA
• Hisao FUKAMI
• Motohiko FUJIMURA

Committees

(1) Executive Committee

(2) Journal Committee

(3) Education Committee

(4) Asia Committee

(5) IT Committee


<Committees at the request of APAA headquarters>

(1) Trademark Committee

(2) Anti-Counterfeiting Committee

(3) Patent Committee


(4) Copyright Committee

(5) Design Committee


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