Hiroyuki ITAKI (Mr.)

Managing Partner
Section: Trade Mark

Profile Summary

Hiroyuki Itaki (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Trademark Section with a specialty in trademark prosecution and trademark contention. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Rikkyo University and then went on to study at Queen Mary University of London where he attained his degree in trademark law. He is currently a member of such organizations as the International Trademark Association, Japan Trademark Association, and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Mr. Itaki has written articles on trademark issues and collaborated on both the Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law and Dictionary of Law Terminology. Additionally, he has lectured extensively on the Madrid Protocol System and issues related thereto.

Membership and Activities:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1984-)
International Trademark Association(1988-)
Japan Trademark Association (1988-)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (1990-)
The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (1995-2006)
Vice Chairman of Foreign Trademark Study Committee of JTA (1995 - 2002)
Director of JTA (2001-2013)
Chairman of Foreign Trademark Study Committee of JTA (2001 - 2004)
Vice Chairman of Foreign Trademark Study Committee of JTA (2004 - 2005)
Vice Chairman of Trademark Committee of JPAA (2005 - 2006)
Advisor to Infringement and Damage, Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (2005)
Chairman of Trademark Committee of JPAA (2007)
Trademark Study committee, Intellectual Property Policy Division, Industrial Structure Council, Ministry of Economy and Industry (2007-2008)

Main Articles:

(written in English)
"Use of the trademark "VIAGRA" with respect to repackaged imported pills constitutes infringement of the trademark right and unfair competition"JTA BULLETIN, Aug 2003, Issue No. 10

(written in Japanese)
Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law (2001)

Dictionary of Law Terminology (2003)

"CTM Opposition System (Relative Grounds of Refusal)" Collection of Papers celebrating the 70th birthday of Harumi MATSUDA by TOYO HOKI Publishing Co., Ltd. (2011)

(written in Japanese and English)
"Research on Trademark Registration for Retail Services" Chief Editor of JTA Magazine Vol.47 (2003)

Main Lectures:

"Points about the practice regarding applications filed under the Madrid Protocol for which special care should be taken - from application to registration and management after registration", IP Seminar of The Thomson Corporation (2011)
"Madrid Protocol Systems", Japan Trademark Association (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016)