Corporate Identity and Philosophy

AXIS Patent International
Corporate Identity and Philosophy

Management Philosophy

We will continue to be a partner that promises the best service to our clients.


We will continue to pursue a highly reliable intellectual property (IP) firm with a high level of professionalism of all the staff and a sense of speed suitable for the era of IP globalization.


Since the founding of our predecessor, Yamagiwa International Patent Office, under the motto "Providing the best service to our clients", we, AXIS Patent International, have been supporting IP activities of our clients challenging globally by providing support on areas from prosecution for patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks, and dispute resolution, to invention discovery and IP portfolio strategy design, with the cooperation of our broad network of IP firms in other countries.
In view of stability and permanence of our businesses, we re-organized our firm from a sole proprietorship to a corporate organization in 2006 so that our clients can entrust us more reliably. Furthermore, we have been continuing to improve our services as introduced in this website in efforts to be an IP firm that is best for the era of IP globalization.
We have been able to continue our business for more than half a century from our establishment because of the trust we have received from many clients in both Japan and overseas.
By the way, epoch-making inventions are always born as detonators at the time of social change. The invention of Harvard mouse1, which triggered the great development of biotechnology, is a good example. Today, we are entering an era in which we are required to deal with problems such as global warming and pandemics that could threaten the survival of humankind, and a paradigm shift is inevitably about to occur.
Under such world affairs, values such as SDGs2 and ESG investment3 are in the limelight globally, and the need for innovative inventions that will change the future is on the rise. Meanwhile, competition for technological development among enterprises is expected to intensify more than ever, and the importance of creating, protecting, and utilizing intellectual property is continuously enhancing. We, AXIS Patent International, support the IP strategy of our clients, and all the staff are working diligently every day to make us a dependable mainstay of our clients. We are willing to be designated as your partner.
*1) Patent prosecution in Japan was handled by our former firm, Kurauchi International Patent Office. Patent No. 2058915
*2) SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
*3) Investment considering “Environment”, “Social”, and “Governance” factors

Managing Partner Taku NAKAJIMA