Declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo

Apr. 7, 2020

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in relation to COVID-19 pandemic in several cities including Tokyo metropolitan city until May 6, 2020. Our office will continue being fully operational while many of attorneys and clerical staff work from home. We have already implemented a secure remote working system, which enables all the attorneys and employees to work from home. Please rest assured about the procedures we handle for you and contact us if you have any IP needs in Japan. The Japan Patent Office has not made any announcement in response to the government's decision. Our web site will be kept updated in relation to this matter.
Shuichi Shitara
Japanese Patent Attorney
Manager, International Affairs Section