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Profile of Mark-i

Mark-i® Inc. was founded in 1990 and since then, our company has been handling intellectual property matters in both Japan and abroad. We provide professional services concerning the Intellectual Property rights and practice of management solutions to meet the management needs of Japanese companies. We are uniquely positioned to represent our clients - over 1,500 major leading companies in Japan - in establishing, maintaining, protecting, and making profitable use of their intellectual property rights even in the web site on either a global or limited basis. We have established the global network of agents worldwide, more than 160 countries. Mark-i is superior in management solutions in business area standing the corporate side.
Our services cover all the fields of Intellectual Property. These services include planning of a strategy for the intellectual property rights, communication and support services concerning the intellectual property rights for business to meet our client's actual needs. We provide worldwide services for our clients to execute and to achieve their strategies for the intellectual property rights internationally. We shall meet any demands of our clients with the keywords, "communication", "information-oriented" and "service."

We're named Mark-i® because we shall protect our clients' trademarks for our lives.

We shall make every effort to provide satisfactory services as we protect our clients' important properties, i.e. intellectual property rights, all over the world.

Company Profile

Name:
Mark-i Inc.
Address:
33F Izumi Garden Tower, 1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6033, JAPAN [ Map ]
Founded:
October,1990
Established:
August,1994
Capital:
¥110,000,000
CEO:
Yoshiaki KAWAI
Employees:
70
Client:
1,557 (most of them are major leading companies in Japan)
Board of Directors:
Yoshiaki KAWAI
President
Tadahiro YAMAMOTO
Director
Masashi OKA
Director
Teiichi ARUGA
Director
Yasuhiro KIHARA
Outside Director
Yutaka YONEMOTO
Outside Company Auditor
Makio YAMADA
Outside Company Auditor
Shu SHIMIZU
Company Auditor

Company History

October, 1990
Founded in Japan as the representative of MARKGRAAF, one of the biggest worldwide trademark offices in Holland.
Started Trademark Service and Trademark Watching Service, etc., internationally.
August, 1994
Incorporated as Mark-i Inc., became independent from MARKGRAAF (Capital: ¥30,000,000, Head office: Kojimachi, Tokyo)
April, 1996
Joined INTA(International Trademark Association).
April, 1997
Started Trade Mark Online Database Service (TMODS); the advanced cloud service of Trademark management.
November, 2000
Joined JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center) as a member.
December, 2000
Increased company capital amounts to ¥129,000,000.
January, 2001
Started our professional domain registration management services the domain name registrar.
April, 2001
Became a sponsor member of JPNIC.
Started enlightening domain name website "domainname.co.jp".
March, 2004
The number of IP portfolio under TradeMark Online Database Service exceeds 100,000
August, 2005
Started our trademark infringement service
September, 2005
Increased company capital amounts to ¥435,200,000.
April, 2007
Started our branding service.