SIPTO will join IPBC Asia 2022 in Tokyo as a Gold Sponsor
- September 1, 2022
IPBC Asia 2022 is one of the largest IP events to be held in the Asian region in 2022. In the midst of the current severe pandemic situation, the event will be held in Tokyo, the region’s IP powerhouse. The event will bring together many IP leaders from Japan, leading companies in the Asian region, and key persons who have played a significant role in creating IP value globally.
SIPTO and President Shobayashi identified as a leading 'go-to' resource firm in “IAM Patent 1000” for three years in a raw
- July 1, 2021
SIPTO identified as a leading ‘go-to’ resource firm for those seeking world-class private practice patent expertise in “IAM Patent 1000”
- July 1, 2020
SIPTO welcomed by WIPO as a WIPO GREEN partner, the first amongst Japanese patent law firms
- April 1, 2020
SIPTO is welcomed by WIPO as a WIPO GREEN partner, the first patent law firm in Japan to be entitled to such partnership. WIPO GEEEN is one of these WIPO initiatives to bridge the intellectual property and the global environment issues.
WPO GREEN Partners: https://www3.wipo.int/wipogreen/en/partners/
Against a backdrop of rapidly expanding the role of the intellectual property in the recent society, it is expected and anticipated that the intellectual property is to contribute to resolving some of the global environment issues. WIPO GREEN is an online platform for technology exchange by connecting providers and seekers of environmentally friendly technologies. Japan is, in collaboration by the government and industrial circles, an active player to support WIPO GREEEN, which was originally proposed to WIPO by the Japanese industrial circles. SIPTO, as a WIPO GREEN partner, would commit itself to continuously contributing to the promotion of both the innovation concerning green technologies and transactions of intellectual property.
SIPTO will join IPBC Asia 2019 in Tokyo as a Bronze Sponsor
- August 20, 2019
SIPTO will join the IPBC Asia 2019 conference from October 28 to 30 in Tokyo, Japan as a Bronze Sponsor. SIPTO’s sponsorship is to support IPBC Asia’s view that intellectual property as a business asset that should be managed to realize its maximum value. SIPTO looks forward to meeting with the speakers, delegates, and attendees coming from across the IP industry.
SIPTO strives to enhance the intellectual property business and its commercialization through support and active participation in intellectual property activities and events like IPBC Asia.
SIPTO supporting the LESI 2019 Annual Conference as a silver sponsor
- May 21, 2019
SIPTO joins the cause of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) that intellectual property professionals from around the world should convene to exchange their views and to connect with one another. SIPTO thus supports the LESI 2019 Annual Conference (May 26 to 28 in Yokohama, Japan) as a silver sponsor and hopes that the Conference will be successfully conducted with other prominent sponsor companies all over the world.
SIPTO pays a best effort to enhance intellectual property business and its commercialization through our active participations and supports to intellectual property activities and events like the LESI Annual Conference. LESI is a global business association representing more than 10,000 intellectual property professionals coving over 90 countries, collaborating across multiple industries and sectors to create networking and learning environments.
SIPTO joins the EU-Japan Centre to advance IP Rights between Europe and Japan
- April 17, 2019
On April 17, 2019, SIPTO officially joined the EU-Japan Technology Transfer HelpDesk as a member of their IP Rights Support Program. As part of this program, SIPTO will offer free 30-minute consultations for individuals and businesses to evaluate their situation and provide them with preliminary advice on any IP related questions.
We welcome and encourage any interested parties to contact the EU-Japan Centre to find out more details and arrange a free consultation with us. More information may be found at the EU-Japan Centre website.
SIPTO will attend the INTA 141st Annual Meeting.
- March 11, 2019
The SIPTO team will be attending International Trademark Association’s (INTA) 141st Annual Meeting (May 18-22, 2019) in Boston this year.
Tom Abe, Senior Vice President from our Global Business Development, Management & Consulting Unit will be leading the SIPTO team and attending the INTA meeting with the following members from the firm. Our team is looking forward to making new connections on behalf of the firm.
Mr. Tom Abe, Senior Vice President
Mr. Hitoshi Watanabe, Partner, Head of International Department, Patent Attorney (Patents)
Ms. Takako Shinoda, Patent Attorney (Trademarks)
Mr. Jonathan Chan, Associate
We may be reached by emails at:
tm "at mark" sho-pat.com (for inquiries on trademarks)
ip "at mark" sho-pat.com (for general inquiries)
President Masayuki Shobayashi is invited to give a lecture at the international forums held in China.
- March 8, 2019
Masayuki Shobayashi, President of our firm, is invited to give a lecture at the 7th China (Shanghai) International Technology Import and Export Trade Fair, and 2019 Shanghai Pujiang International Forum on Intellectual Property Rights, held on April 19-20. Other speakers at this conference are Mr. Liu Tongda, former director of China National Intellectual Property Administration, and Mr. Chen Ahui, current director of Shanghai Intellectual Property Research Institute, etc., who are prominent IP experts from China, USA, Canada, EPO, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.
SIPTO will support the IPBC Shenzhen as a silver sponsor.
- March 1, 2019
The second IPBC Shenzhen which is to be held on April 2, 2019 in China is a forum for IP experts from all over the world to gather and discuss how to utilize intellectual property as a business asset. The event will be held in Shenzhen, which is undergoing rapid development, and will take account of corporate growth and risk management from an international and domestic perspective on IP value creation and strategic corporate IP activities.