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MARKS IP LAW FIRM is a boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in all trademark matters with an office in Osaka & Tokyo, Japan. We built on the cornerstones of providing high quality legal services and practical solutions to legal problems, in a cost-effective manner.

With its focus on trademark law and related prosecution and litigation, MARKS IP LAW FIRM is dedicated to providing a personalized, client focused service, offering the highest quality of advice and comprehensive representation to our clients in Japan and internationally.

The firm is actively engaged in prosecution and maintenance services in the areas of trademarks. Our specialized IP counseling covers searches and licensing strategies, and enforcement of trademarks, which can include cease & desist matter, infringement litigation, anti-counterfeiting, implementation of custom procedures, opposition/cancellation proceedings before the JPO and the IP High Court, arbitration, domain disputes and related negotiations.

Our clients shape our work. Their needs are our top priority. In order to maintain trust and confidence, we strive to perform to the highest possible standards, and take sensible and cost-effective approaches to helping clients achieve their business and goals. We are committed to protecting our client’s intellectual property and exercising efficiency, confidentiality, and attention to detail in everything we do.

MARKS IP LAW FIRM firmly believes in earning clients’ trust through excellent service. Towards this end, the firm aims to deliver timely and efficient service to clients, which the firm is able to achieve through highly competent and experienced attorney.

Moreover, we frequently collaborate with reliable foreign lawyers, whom we consider our global partners, to represent their most important clients. Through these relationships and contacts, MARKS IP LAW FIRM has access to a large network of lawyers practising in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and other jurisdictions worldwide and will stand out as one of the few Japanese IP firms which can provide legal services to clients who are doing or planning to do business in the growing Asian economy.

At the heart of our firm is the goal to provide skilled, principled, and passionate legal service.

Community Services

Community service is a non-paying job performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions. Performing community service is not the same as volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis. It may be performed for a variety of reasons.

Health Projects and Research Funds

Health Projects and Research Fund is a philanthropic grants initiative for improving care and treatment for people with health problem and illnesses. Hospitals and research organizations can apply for this grant.

Pro Bono

Pro bono publico (English: for the public good; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment. Unlike traditional volunteerism, it is service that uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them.


Our Company is very serious about environmental issues. We use Eco-friendly materials in our company. Creating a safe and clean earth is our priority. We offer grants to environmental projects.

Areas of Practices

In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits.


Trademarks are one of the key assets for most businesses.  It tells customers that your products or services are provided by your company and, as such, they can rely on the quality of those products or services.


Trade dress includes the visual appearance of a product, its design, or packaging. As with trademarks, trade dress signifies the source of a product. Misuse of a company’s trade dress often results in confusion among consumers.


Industrial designs are the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament, or any combination of these features applied to a finished article.


Copyright is a form of intellectual property applicable to certain forms of an author’s original and creative creative work.

Our Clients

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