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Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Group will attend SUPER IP EXPO 2023 online. For more event details, please visit the website. (English application form available)

Ranked in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2023

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Law is ranked among the top firms in Asia for the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights and recommended by IAM Patent 1000 for offering a unique combination of professional expertise and cosmopolitan awareness.

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Managing Partner, is also ranked among the top Patent Prosecutors and recommended by IAM Patent 1000.

Read the full profile by clicking the below links.

IAM Patent 1000: Firm, Individual

Ranked in The Trademark Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2023

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Law is ranked among the Top 10 Best Trademark Firms in Japan 2023 and listed in The Global IP directory of The Trademark Lawyer Magazine.

Read The Trademark Lawyer Magazine Issue 3 2023 by clicking here.

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Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Yoko Nagatomo wrote an article in Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Journal.
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