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S & S International PPC
History since 1910


Our Firm


The Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred at the end of the Taisho era burnt out the office space except for the warehouse in which patent and trademark gazettes were stored. In 1927, the office moved to a then modern wooden-built office five minutes from Iidabashi station, where residence and offices had been present since 1910, when the firm was founded. The firm had a staff of 20 working on the first (patents) and second (trademarks) floors.

The Patent Office lost patent and trademark registers to fire due to the earthquake, forcing trademark registrants to take recovery steps. The gazettes the firm owned were a powerful tool for the firm's business to expand.

 


1st 

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

1910〜1948

Both the living and office quarters at Iidabashi were burnt out during World War II and Tikataro Suzuye, the founder, and his family moved to Ota ward.

After the war, he purchased the residence of the late Mokichi Saito, a famous poet, at Setagaya-ku, 2-chome, to make it a temporary place for the recommencement of professional services. The firm had a staff of 5.

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
President Chikataro Parents of Takehiko Takehiko Suzuye
Second from Left

2nd 

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

1949〜1961

In 1955, the living quarters were separated from the business quarters, which moved to the metropolitan area shortly after the war and occupied a single room at Tokuei Building adjacent to JR Tamachi station.

The photograph was taken in or around 1963. The International Division was established.

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
Daita Office Tamachi Office Kouhei Suzuye

3rd

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

1962〜1969

The Daiichi Sennari Building, being at the Kyobashi end of the Ginza, provided a walkable route to Toshiba patent headquarters then in the Hankyu Building at Yurakucho.

The technical and clerical staffs were restructured according to their technical expertise and type of work. The Tokyo Olympic games, the first Olympics in Asia, were held.

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
Publications Overseas IP News and Topics Chojiro and his wife visit JAPAN IP NEWS for oversea clients
4th

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

1970〜1985

The New Tokyo Building still stands as it was at Higashi Ginza 5-chome, near the Matsuzakaya Department Store on the Ginza and facing to the Miyuki Avenue. The firm occupied most floors of the building.

The firm be-came much bussier as Japan's economy started to make a rapid growth. The staff were able to enjoy Ginza rambling ('Gin-Bra') after work.

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
Takehiko Suzuye
Decorated with Medal of Yellow Ribbon for industriousness
Office Computer TOSBAC Atami-sou villa

5th

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

1986〜2005

17th Mori Building was in a street named after cherry trees. Toshiba's Computer Division was on a different floor of the building. Toshiba Patent Headquarters were in the neighboring 15th Mori Building. In spring, Atagoyama Hill was a good spot for the staff to view the cherry blossom. Japan was still experiencing amazing economical growth and the area was full of activity. A Toshiba computer system was employed. Recording media at that time were tapes that worked only with katakana and alphanumeric symbols.

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
Takehiko Suzuye
Chairman of Japanese Patent Attorneys Association
80th Anniversary Kasumigaseki UBE Building

6th

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区

2006〜

The firm used the 2nd to 6th floors of the UBE Building across the street from the Japan Patent Office. The staff totaled 216 on moving in and just under 350 on moving out. The building was an intelligent one and all departments were linked by LANs. The firm celebrated its 80th, 90th and, in 2005, 95th anniversaries.

Suzuye & Suzuye Building, customized for the business of a patent firm and designed for the highest security and safety, with its attractive glass exterior inspired by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) building, a UN agency in Geneva.

2006 Moved to “Suzuye & Suzuye Building” owned by the founder
2008 Starting New System under Mr. Takehiko Suzuye as CEO and Mr. Akira Kono as Chairman, Mr. Masatoshi Kurata as President, and Mr. Shigeo Takakura,
former Director-General of Trial and Appeal Division entered the firm
2009 Firm’s 100th Anniversary Lectures
2010 Mr. Takehiko Suzuye passed away
2013 Reestablished the firm as a Patent Professional Corporation under the name of “S&S International PPC”, and separated Suzuye & Suzuye

特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
特許業務法人 スズエ国際特許事務所 国際特許事務所 東京都 港区
Security Office Reception

 

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