Professional Experience

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


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)


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

Practice Areas





“Research report regarding reconsidering operation of a user-friendly design law system”, [Contributions: “Chapter 2. Existence and contents of laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines in each country/government”, “Chapter 3. Extraction of decisions and case law of the aforementioned countries/governments”, “Chapter 4. Explanatory note” in “Section II. Overview of Decisions and Case Law in Japan and other countries”], Research Report of the Japan Patent Office on Problems in the Industrial Property Rights System (2017), Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

“Report on a Survey of Trends in Design Applications 2016 -Macro Survey-” [Revision of Chapter 7 “Relationship between trends in design registrations and government policy on design/design rights”], 2017, Japan Patent Office

“Questionnaires regarding distinctiveness of trademarks outside of Japan”, Journal of the Japan Trademark Association Vol. 83, 2015, Japan Trademark Association, Foreign Trademarks Study Group


“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

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