MARKS IP LAW FIRM is headed and founded by Masaki Mikami.
He is a seasoned IP attorney with extensive experience in trademark law practice to help small and large businesses alike have access to trademark attorney who is committed to providing responsive, affordable legal service to their needs.
Masaki Mikami concentrates his practice in the field of trademark law, providing trademark legal services to individuals and businesses. Masaki is a qualified IP attorney in Japan, and is registered to practice as IP litigator since 2004.
Masaki was born in Himeji of Japanese parents and educated at Himeji-Nishi High School, Keio University. Prior to entering the legal profession, he worked in the business world. Masaki has global marketing experience while working with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for a decade. His extensive experience in that field allows him to understand the business realities facing his clients, helping him to negotiate the most favorable deals possible for his clients, providing meaningful, timely legal advice that is consistent with the client’s specific business needs. He worked with a Kobe-based patent office after qualifying as a Japanese IP attorney in 2003 and has been focusing on trademark matters for over twelve years before setting up his firm.
Masaki has more than fifteen years of legal experience in the area of trademark law. In addition to trademark prosecution, Masaki’s trademark law services include infringement and validity opinions, strategic trademark portfolio, negotiations, legal advice with respect to trademark assignment, licensing and confidentiality agreements. Masaki regularly advises businesses and corporations on the availability and proper use of trademarks, service marks, taglines, and logos. Masaki prosecutes applications to register these marks in Japan and worldwide. Since beginning his law practice, Masaki has represented a wide range of clients, ranging from small start-up businesses to large international corporations in over 2,400 trademark matters covering more than 120 countries.