||Takao Watanuki passed the patent attorney examination.
||Watanuki Patent Service Bureau was opened in front of Nagano Station and started patent seminars to popularize the patent system.
||The office was moved to Suzuki Building located in Okadamachi, Nagano City.
Takao Watanuki joined the Electric Shaver Lawsuit (Phillips vs. Izumi Seiki)
||Takao Watanuki became the vice-chairman of the trademark committee of Japan
Patent Attorneys Association.
||Takao Watanuki attended the general convention of AIPPI commemorating the 100th anniversary of Paris Convention.
||Takao Watanuki lectured in the South Pacific Industrial Property Seminar
of WIPO and became the vice-chairman of the design committee of Japan Patent
||Kabushiki Kaisha CreA -Intellectual Property Laboratory- was established.
The first “All Shinshu Patent Seminar” was held in Matsumoto City, Nagano.
Takao Watanuki became a member of the governing board of Asama Technopolis
Organization and lectured in the industry-academic-government seminar held
at the University of Texas, USA. Kazuharu Horigome passed the patent attorney
||The CreA Center Building was built in Nakagosho, Nagano City, and the office was moved to the building.
||Takao Watanuki became a part-time instructor of the engineering department
and the textile department of Shinshu University and Nagano College of
Industry and Technology.
||Takao Watanuki became a part-time instructor of JA Academy and lectured
the patent system in Chemical Academy of Soviet.
||Patent Management Special Seminar was started. Takao Watanuki became a member of the Committee for Promotion of Core Technologies.
||Takao Watanuki became an executive member of Japan Institute of Invention
||Takao Watanuki studied in Georgetown University in Washington DC. The 10th “All Shinshu Patent Seminar (Creative Technical Development Seminar)” was held in Nagano City.
||Takao Watanuki became a chief of the Training Institute of Japan Patent
Attorneys Association and a member of the Mark Section of Nagano Winter
Olympic Organizing Committee.
||Takao Watanuki became a mayor of Nakano City, Nagano and served until 2004
(two terms for eight years). Kazuharu Horigome became a part-time instructor
of the engineering department of Shinshu University.
||Takao Watanuki became a special adviser of TOL.
||Takao Watanuki became a guest professor of the CRC of Shinshu University.
Kazuharu Horigome obtained a license of an attorney for infringement lawsuit.
||Takao Watanuki became a member of the Regional Action Promotion Head Office
of Japan Patent Attorneys Association.
||Takao Watanuki became an executive member of Nagano Design Promotion Association
and a school board chairman of Nagano Prefecture.
||Takao Watanuki became the President, and Kazuharu Horigome became the General Manager.
||Kazuharu Horigome became a chairman of Nagano Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys
||Takashi Okamura became the General Manager.
||Watanuki Patent Service Bureau became a patent professional corporation.