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Current situation of IP Firm SHUWA in Tokyo

We at IP Firm SHUWA hope you and your families are safe and in good health.

On May 25, the Japanese government lifted the declaration of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area due to the spread of Covid-19.Still, there is the possibility that the Japanese government declares a state of emergency covering Tokyo and other prefectures again, depending on the spread of Covid-19 in the future.

Based on this situation, we have decided to allow some employees to work at our physical office in Tokyo, however, most employees continue to work remotely. We confirm that our office remains fully operational and continues to operate without any disruption.

We would very much appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

Besides, please be informed that, the Japan Patent Office announced “Handling of Procedures Affected by COVID-19” and “Relief Measures based on Reasons beyond one’s Control and Legitimate Reasons when prescribed procedures are affected by COVID-19”.

For detailed information, see
https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/news/koho/saigai/covid19_procedures.html
https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/news/koho/saigai/covid19_legitimate_reasons.html

If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We sincerely hope that you all will stay healthy and safe.

Very truly yours,

IP Firm SHUWA