Patent & Trademark Attorney
Master of Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shortly after passing the licensure exam for patent attorneys, Takayuki Takamatsu first joined an IP law firm for a few years, and then worked for the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan engaged in the creation and application of useful technologies in life science and biotechnology, materials and chemistry, electronics and manufacturing, energy and the environment, among others. As Technology Licensing Manager at AIST, Takamatsu directly participated and managed negotiations for patent licensing. Takamatsu’s stint at AIST also enabled him to acquire extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation in the fields of materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, software and computer systems.
Mr. Takamatsu co-founded Branche International Intellectual Property Law Firm in March 2015 with Tokuko Suzuki.
Mr. Takamatsu regularly writes a column on “Intellectual Property strategy for the Division of Administration” published in the Monthly Soumu Online.
He has also delivered a lecture on intellectual property law fundamentals and application before the Ichikawa Lions Club.
In the same year, at a seminar sponsored by Johokiko Co., Ltd., Mr. Takamatsu lectured on “The System of Protecting Geographical Indications for first-time learners”. He was also invited as a speaker in the seminar financed by the same company on “Basic Knowledge Required for Negotiating and Operating Contracts Relating to Know-how and Licenses.”
In addition, Mr. Takamatsu also achieved the distinction of being the first patent attorney in Japan to successfully register a geographical indication before the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “IYO Raw Silk” of Ehime prefecture was extensively featured on television and in newspaper articles as the first registration of a geographical indication of a non-edible, agricultural, forestry and fishery product.
Further, Mr.Takamatsu participated as a lecturer in the seminar sponsored by The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry on “Branding vis-a-vis Intellectual Property Rights”.
It was in 2016 when Mr. Takamatsu began writing a column on “Intellectual Property strategy for the Division of Administration” for the Monthly Soumu Online.
Mr. Takamatsu shared his perspective on intellectual property law and practice in the symposium “Frontiers of Innovative Research in Science and Technology” held under the auspices of Konan University.
(2) “Outline of Geographical Display Protection System to protect regional brands”, published in the 2016 Japan Information Mart (Japan Intelligence Mart)