• The Right Mix of Technical Expertise and IP Experience

  • Effective Communication with Our Multinational Team

  • Strongest IP Protection, Not Merely Grant

  • High Rate of Success in Nullity Actions and Litigation

  • Support by a Variety of Legal Services

News & Events

Our Youtube Channel has been updated

Webinar on AI Invention patentability is now available on our Youtube Channel. Please see the link here.

Webinar – EU INDUSTRY WEEK 2021/ The European Green Deal: Are we ready? Main IP challenges for the Green Deal

During EU Industry Week, Sonoda & Kobayashi will hold its next webinar on March 1st ,2021 in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk. Nicole Bigler is giving the lecture and will cover the Japan experience for the Green Deal. The Webinar is scheduled on March 1st,2021, at 9:30 AM-11:30AM (CST).

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to attend the webinar. Please register by following the link here.

Ranked in Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers – 2020

Yoshitaka Sonoda, Managing Partner, rated as one of “Japan’s top 100 lawyers – 2020” in Asia Business Law Journal.

Website Updates

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2021 May Issue)

Updated Publications of RESOURCES

The webinar video for EU industry week is now available.

Click here for details.

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2021 March Issue)

Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Dr. Yoshiko Kametani and Alison Santino wrote a guide on Trademarks in Japan,

published on Mondaq.com, in January 2021.

Click here for details.

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2021 Feburary Issue)