Tsuyoshi FUJIMOTO

Professional Experience

Mr. Fujimoto is an associate at SUGIMURA. His practice encompasses Trademark/Design prosecution and litigation for both domestic and foreign clients.

Membership

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

Intellectual Property Association of Japan

Education

LL.M., Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University

Practice Areas

Trademarks
Designs

Languages

English
Japanese

Articles (including co-authored)

“Subject to Regulation by Indirect Infringement Defined in the Design Act” Patent Vol. 75, No. 3, p.78, 2022

“The Context of the Design Act Reform 2019”  Patent Vol. 74, No. 8, p. 97, 2021 

 Infringement Cases of Christian Louboutin’s Red Sole Trademark in India”  AIPPI Vol. 65, No. 1, p.31, 2020 

 “The validity of industrial design registrations and design patents as a measurement of “good” product design: A comparative empirical analysis”  World Patent Information No. 53, p. 142018 

 “Distinctiveness of Registered Sound Trademarks Consisting Solely of Sound” Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 68, No. 9, p.1200, 2018 

“Reform of Design Protection System in Singapore: Design Protection System for Pro-Innovation”  Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan, Vol. 14, No. 2, p.5, 2017 

 Report on a Survey of Trends in Design Applications 2016 -Macro Survey-” Japan Patent Office Research Report, 2017 

 Research report regarding reconsidering operation of a user-friendly design law system” Japan Patent Office Research Report, 2017 

“Supreme Court Judgement on Trademark Distinctiveness in Indonesia (KOPITIAM Case) LES JAPAN NEWS Vol. 57, No. 4, p. 17, 2016  

Questionnaires regarding Distinctiveness of Trademarks outside of Japan” Journal of the Japan Trademark Association Vol. 83, 2015 

“Access and Benefit Sharing under Convention on Biological Diversity” Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 62, No. 10, p.1495, 2012 

 “Review of a case in which Article 2(1) of the Japanese Unfair Competition Prevention Act was applied to a Domain Name Dispute” Patent Vol. 64, No. 9, p. 49, 2011 

Seminars

“Strategic Use of Industrial Design”, JPO/IPR 12th Training Course for Patent Practitioners 2021, September 17, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan
“Strategic Use of Industrial Design”, JPO/IPR 9th Training Course for Patent Practitioners 2020, November 18, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan
“Introduction to the Design Act”, JPO/IPR 9th Training Course for Patent Practitioners 2019, October 21, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
“Design Law”, JPO/IPR 13th Training Course for Patent Practitioners 2018, November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

International Committee Memberships

WIPO, Standing Committee on The Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, 39th Session (April 2018)

International Committee, Intellectual Property Association of Japan (2019-)