SUGIMURA & Partners was founded in 1923 by Japanese patent attorney and engineer, Nobuchika Sugimura.
- A patent prepared and prosecuted by SUGIMURA was awarded the “Chairman’s Prize” by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation at the 2019 National Invention Awards
- SUGIMURA was selected as a Highly Recommended Firm in Japan by IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) in the IAM 1000, 2019
- SUGIMURA was awarded the Silver Award for Best Japanese IP Firm 2019 at the International Legal Alliance Summit, 2019
- As of March 1, 2017, our firm has been re-launched as SUGIMURA & Partners
SUGIMURA’s attorneys provide a full range of prosecution and legal services, in virtually every technology sector.
SUGIMURA is committed to providing comprehensive and integrated solution for our clients’ needs in all intellectual property fields.
SUGIMURA is widely recognized as one of the top law firms for handling procedures before the Japanese Patent Office.
Situated in the heart of Tokyo, SUGIMURA’s head office is just minutes from the Japan Patent Office and the IP High Court.
We are seeking competent professionals.
Awards & Media Mentions
“[SUGIMURA] wins widespread plaudits for its prosecution and licensing efforts.”
“[SUGIMURA is] one of the top IP firms in Japan.”
"[SUGIMURA] stays up to date with the latest trends and developments to provide cutting-edge advice."
Clients ranging from luxury brands to manufacturers retain SUGIMURA for patent, design and trade mark prosecutions and JPO proceedings.