Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law Firm is pleased to present our Webinar about “Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe and Japan”, in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and Murgitroyd Munich Office.


In this webinar, we will cover the following topics:


  • Basics about filing utility model applications at the different national patent offices (procedure, time frame, requirements, costs etc)
  • How Utility Rights can be used in Enforcement
  • How to reduce costs by a tactical Use of Utility Models in your company`s IP Strategy (Japan)
  • Possibility to branch off a utility model from a pending patent application (e.g. Germany)


Speakers: Dr.sc. Robert Börner (Murgitroyd Munich Office) and Shin Akagi (Sonoda & Kobayashi)

Moderator: Luca Escoffier, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk


Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Brussels Office


This Webinar was held on June 29th, 2018.