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News & Events

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.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sonoda & Kobayashi

Dear Valued Clients and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Sonoda & Kobayashi is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!

Our team would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your continuous support over these last two decades.

We remain dedicated to providing you with the best expertise in protecting your IP rights in Japan, and we look forward reinforcing our ties with all of you.

With warm regards.

New Sonoda &Kobayashi: YouTube Channel

Sonoda & Kobayashi now has its own YouTube Channel “Sonoda Kobayashi Patent”.

On our YouTube Channel, you will have the opportunity to watch our previous and future Webinars on new topics in Intellectual Property Law in English and soon, in Japanese too.

Please do not hesitate to subscribe. We wish you a very good viewing !

New Sonoda &Kobayashi: YouTube Channel

Website Updates

Updated Intellectual Property Information

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Extension of Grace Period in Japan for Patent and Design Applications

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2018 April Issue)