Unicharm Corporation

Working with in-house counsel in Japan on patent matters.

Unicharm Corporation is a long-standing client of Dolleymores with its headquarters in Japan. It specializes in the manufacture of diapers, feminine hygiene products and pet care products. The leader in baby and feminine care products in Japan, Unicharm has a global reach with operations across Asia and in the Middle East, Africa, Australasia, North and South America; it also has important interests in Europe and in 2013 Unicharm was listed in Forbes Magazine as the World’s 14th Most Innovative Company.

We have worked closely with Unicharm since 1996 to protect their innovations in Europe, meeting regularly with members of their patent department, either in Tokyo or in Europe. We visit their R&D plants and have organised and attended a successful three day visit to Unicharm in Japan for a number of European Patent Office examiners.

We work proactively with Unicharm’s patent department, and also with their outside counsel in Japan, to obtain the best possible patents in Europe. This work includes extensive opposition and appeal work with adversaries such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and SCA Hygiene.