The Kikkoman Group considers intellectual property to be current and future important management assets and develops its activities by positioning intellectual property strategy as one of the core management strategies which are integrated with business strategy and R&D strategy.
Management of intellectual property for the Group is being carried out in an integrated fashion by the Intellectual Property Department, Kikkoman Corporation, the holding company. We are aiming at planning to minimize dispute risks with other companies as well as to maximize the intellectual property rights of the Kikkoman Group and to promote intellectual property rights both in defensive and active fashions, thereby contributing to the competitiveness and improvement of corporate value for the Group.
Our technology, " Second Semi-Fermented Soy Sauce Manufacturing Method " opened to the public
When the raw materials situation was worsening after World War II, the production patent was available for free to the benefit of the soy sauce industry