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FY2015 “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards”

April 10, 2015
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Japan Patent Office

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Patent Office chose individuals and corporations for the FY2015 "Intellectual Property Achievement Awards" to honor their contributions to the development of the intellectual property rights system in Japan. Award winners of this year were two individuals and five corporations for Award from Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and four individuals and seven corporations for Award from Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office.

1. Outline of "Intellectual Property Achievement Awards"

On the Invention Day, April 18th every year (an anniversary of the Patent Monopoly Act established as the first substantial patent law in Japan, which was promulgated on April 18th, 1885), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Patent Office give “Award for Contributor Concerning the Intellectual Property Rights System” to individuals who have contributed to the development and dissemination of the intellectual property rights system as well as raising awareness thereof, and give “Award for Excellent Corporation Utilizing the Intellectual Property Rights System” to corporations which have most effectively taken advantage of the intellectual property rights system and contributed to its development. “Both are called the "Intellectual Property Achievement Award."

2. Winners of Award

In this fiscal year, two individuals and five corporations received Awards from Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and four individuals and seven corporations received Awards from Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office.

Awarded Individuals and Corporations in FY2015

(alphabetical order)

Awards form Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Awards for Contributor Concerning the Intellectual Property Rights System
Ryuji Takahashi Attorney & Patent Attorney, Partner ( IKUTA-NAKOSHI-TAKAHASHI Patent and Law Firm)
Tamotsu Nomakuchi Executive Corporate Advisor (Mitsubishi Electric)
Awards for a good-standing company Utilizing the Intellectual Property Rights System
Omron Corporation Patent exploitation Kyoto
National University Corporation Tohoku University Patent exploitation Miyagi
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation Patent exploitation Tokyo
Suntory Holdings Limited Design exploitation Osaka
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Trademark exploitation Saga

Awards from Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office

Awards for Contributor Concerning the Intellectual Property Rights System
Masataka Kamiyanagi IP Executive Advisor (Seiko Epson Corporation)
Isao Karube President (Tokyo University of Technology)
Mikito Tanaka Patent Attorney, President (Tanaka International Patent Office)
Kenichi Nagasawa Director, Chief of IP Office (Canon Inc.)
Awards for a good-standing company Utilizing the Intellectual Property Rights System
Gifu Plastic Industry, Co., Ltd. Patent exploitation Gifu
Duplo Seiko Corporation Patent exploitation Wakayama
Yuyama Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Patent exploitation Osaka
Rakuten, Inc. Patent exploitation Tokyo
Nikon Corporation Design exploitation Tokyo
Toyo Shinyaku Co., Ltd. Trademark exploitation Fukuoka
Hokuren Agricultural Cooperative Federation Trademark Hokkaido

3. Award Ceremony

The award ceremony was held as follows.

Date:April 17, 2015
Time:11:00 - 12:00
Place:The Tokai University Club, Room of Aso and Asahi
(Kasumigaseki Building 35th Floor, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo)

[Last updated March 8 2016]

Contact

<<For the awarded individuals>>

Personnel Division

General Affairs Department

Japan Patent Office

Point of Contact: Personnel in charge of Honors

E-mail:PA0110@jpo.go.jp

 

<<For awarded corporations>>

Policy Planning and Research Division

General Affairs Department

Japan Patent Office

Point of Contact : Office of Patent Strategic Coordination

E-mail:PA02F0@jpo.go.jp

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