Yanagino Intellectual Property Firm was founded by Takao Yanagino in 1975. Since then we have, as IP specialists and also as business consultants, supported more than 2,000 clients, many of whom are SMEs. Our desire is to assist our clients in the achievement of success in their respective business areas. Takao Yanagino also established a consulting company “Noskmard (New Organization for Strategic Support of Knowhow, Management, Alliance, Research and Development)”. Therefore, we work in multiple fields and our activities include brainstorming, product improvement advice, marketing assistance, branding and so forth. One typical example of our work is how we supported a client in the planning of new product development utilizing their original technology, and how the resulting product could be marketed. Meeting success, the product is now sold not only in Japan but in many other countries.