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I left the Fukami Patent Office p.c. (FPO) after working there for 33 fruitful years and established my own firm. I have studied worldwide IP practice through working and receiving multitudes of valuable advice from senior patent attorneys and secretaries and other members of the FPO.

I hereby would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to Mr. Fukami and to other members of the FPO. Furthermore, I wish to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the incumbent president, Mr. Kihara, who is a very talented patent attorney possessing remarkable management skills.

In 2016, the FPO Trademark Department’s staff increased to 35 members, consisting of eleven (11) patent attorneys, two trainees and 22 secretaries. This is one of the biggest trademark teams in Japan. Bearing this fact in mind, I came to think that it was a good time to leave the FPO for the purposes of generation change and passing the baton on to capable junior patent attorneys of the FPO trademark team.

At the same time, I came to realize my long-held dream of starting my own IP firm. I talked about my dream with the FPO chairman, Mr. Fukami, and the FPO president, Mr. Kihara, and they consented to my decision to leave the FPO. This momentous decision enabled me to actualize my dream.

I am dedicated to providing IP services of high quality, focusing mainly in the trademark field, including giving consultations to people throughout the world as well as in Japan. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely yours
Kozo Takeuchi
Japanese Patent Attorney

January 1, 2017

竹内 耕三