Etoile International IP Law Firm

With our cross-sectional experience in the IP industry, we will support you in maximizing the power of IP.

Our Services

  • Consultation on IP
  • Consultation on IP strategy and IP disputes
  • IP-related contract review service

We provide IP advisory services based on the knowledge gained from our experience as in-house patent attorneys.

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Business Hours:

Weekdays: 10:00-18:00

Saturday: 10:00-13:00 (Spot IP consultation only)

Sundays and public holidays: Business Holiday


530-0001 SYNTH × Business-Airport Osaka Breeze Tower 1F, 2-4-9 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

We provide information on FoodTech, including intellectual property information. Please refer to “FoodTech” in the menu of Blog. We are always happy to accept requests to write or contribute information on intellectual property and food tech (please feel free to contact us through the Inquiry Form).

FoodTech & IP (note Magazine, Japanese)

EtoileIP Insight (blog)


What’s New

  • Various systems related to food (labeling system for nutrition and health functions, food use inventions)

    I recently attended a seminar on food use inventions co-hosted by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and the JBA Intellectual Property Committee, where I had the opportunity to listen to some useful information about the current status of food use inventions in Japan. I would like to briefly introduce the food labeling system and, from…

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  • Patent dispute over meat substitutes (Impossible Foods vs Motif)

    About a year and a half ago, in connection with a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Impossible Foods against Motif, a competitor, Motif was using the IPR system in the U.S. to try to make Impossible Foods’ patents invalid. However, I found that six IPR petitions were denied, but the remaining one was approved and…

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  • Trademark Applications by Foodtech-Related Companies

    In this issue, we would like to change things up a bit and look at a trademark application by a major U.S. food tech company, although it will be brief. The companies featured in this issue will be Perfect Day and Impossible Foods. 1. Perfect Day The CA-based company that developed the first non-animal derived…

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  • JPO to Start a PASS (Push-type Assistance Service for Startups) Trial

    The JPO is planning to implement the Push-type Assistance Service for Startups (PASS) on a full-scale basis from fiscal 2024, and will begin a trial in January 2024. What is Push-type Assistance Service for Startups (PASS)? This is a measure in which the JPO actively supports startups from the aspect of intellectual property by calling…

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  • Patent Analysis on Yellow Peas

    Since I ate a ZENB NOODLE made from yellow peas the other day, I became interested in yellow peas in the food tech field, and I did some research on companies that are paying attention to yellow peas, which are still not very familiar in Japan, and on patents related to yellow peas. We have…

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  • *Updated* Handling of procedures affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 2024 (from the JPO)

    We would like to express our deepest condolences to those who lost their lives in the Noto Peninsula earthquake that struck the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture. We also extend our deepest sympathies to the victims, their families, and all concerned. We would like to express our deepest respect to all those who are working…

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