When it comes to filing a patent in Asia, whether it's Japan, China or Korea, or all three, there are several reasons why your search ends here.
Our one-stop service
We save you the time and hassle of filing individually with each country's patent office. Simply submit one application form with us and we take care of the rest.
One point of contact
Even if you are fluent in the local language, it can still be a time-consuming administrative task to follow up patent applications in each country. With APA you only have a single point of contact (who can speak English fluently) to deal with, making the whole process a lot less painful.
Quick and efficient
When filing a patent, keep in mind most countries have a first-to-file system, which means that the first party to register their invention will likely have claim on it. Speed and efficiency are vital elements of securing your intellectual property and by having a convenient network of offices around Asia we've streamlined the process of patent filing.
Because we have specialized offices in each country, we are very familiar with the local requirements. This can save you a lot of time and fees that can result when you need to reapply because your application was rejected for not meeting the necessary criteria.
Because each office is a reputable local firm without the overheads of a multi-national corporate we can offer you a very professional service at a very competitive price. We also accept payment by credit card.
Double checking gives you peace of mind
You get increased accuracy because all applications are checked twice - once by the local attorney firm and a second time by the bilingual coordinators at our representative office.
Additional services to increase the quality of Japanese applications
The APA offers two additional services to increase the quality of applications entering Japanese national phase: a "Prior patent search service" and a "Voluntary amendment service". The "Prior patent search service" aims for a strategic registration by searching Japanese patent literature and the "Voluntary amendment service" reduces office actions issued because of violation of the formal requirements for claims and description and thereby increases the chance for registration. Please refer to this news article for details.