TMI Associates

Established: 1990 | Number of Professional Staff: 988
Operates in Japan

Provided patent filings

PCT National Phase Entry

RWS PCT agent in Japan

Direct Filing

RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Japan
TMI was established in 1990. The firm’s aim has been to create a unique law practice specializing in intellectual property rights offering unrivalled experience and results. TMI specialisms include patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, and copyrights.
Within the area of applications for intellectual property rights, and with a particular focus on patents, TMI offers a premium capability to handle domestic and foreign applications in all technical fields. A team of expert specialists cover a wide range of industries including mechanical, electrical and semiconductor, chemical and materials, bio and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, energy and environmental technology and software and I.T.
The firm also has the capability to handle domestic and foreign applications of designs and trademarks in all fields through specialists in each area of expertise. TMI places an imperative on deadline management and administrative work, managed by the latest systems and highly experienced paralegals and support staff of various nationalities. The firm has, over its’ 30-years history, won the trust of clients inside and outside Japan, placing a high focus on maintaining a working knowledge of the latest legal trends and an ability to handle complex cases.


  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Control Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Foods
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductors


23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6123, JAPAN

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