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News & Events

Global Business Support 2018

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Group will be running a booth (Booth #322) throughout Global Business Support 2018, taking place July 18 – 20 (Wed – Fri) at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Tokyo.

For more event details, please visit the website.

If you plan on attending, we’d be happy to mail you free tickets – just send us an e-mail.

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda has been ranked in IAM 1000 for patent prosecution

Ranked among the top Patent Prosecutors, Dr. Sonoda is recommended by the IAM 1000’s “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018”. Read more about his extensive experience and knowledge in the field, by accessing the link below

http://www.iam-media.com/patent1000/Directory/Detail.aspx?g=6ca43094-4fa5-4212-88d6-4e025a82f1c6&q=S

Webinar –“Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe, and Japan

Sonoda & Kobayashi is pleased to announce our next joint Webinar between our firm and the European firm Murgitroyd about Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe, and Japan.

The Webinar is scheduled on June 29th, 2018, at 10:00 AM CET.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to the Webinar. Please register by Thursday, 28 June, 2018, filling in the link here.

We look forward to your presence online on Friday, 29 June, 2018.

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Global Business Support 2018

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Extension of Grace Period in Japan for Patent and Design Applications