• Правильное сочетание технических знаний и опыта в области ИС

  • Эффективное общение с нашей многонациональной командой

  • Сильнейшая защита ИС, а не просто грант

  • Высокий уровень успеха в судебных процессах и исках о недействительности

  • Поддержка различных юридических услуг

News & Events

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.

SONODA & KOBAYASHI was selected as “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in Japan” in Global 100-2019 by KMH Media Group.

Sonoda & Kobayashi was selected “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year — Japan” in Global 100 Magazine, a leading magazine ranking 100 of the World’s leading firms and individuals.

The firm’s profile was published in Global 100 Magazine. Read the full profile by clicking on the link.

News from Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law – We Remain Fully Functioning

As the news media has reported, the Japanese government has declared a “state of emergency” today (April 7, 2020) for 7 designated prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka and their neighboring prefectures in view of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the “state of emergency”, the government strongly requests that people stay at home unless for essential tasks such as shopping for food, medical care, or work.  The request is not accompanied with enforcement procedures such as fines against violators.  In addition to the government’s declaration, the city of Tokyo has requested that companies shift to teleworking and that people are to stay away from overcrowded and poorly ventilated spaces where people speak or sing.  We expect that people will take these requests seriously and refrain from going out unless it is really necessary.

Although going out to work is exempted from the government’s requests, our firm started shifting towards teleworking at the beginning of March to reduce the exposure of our people to risky environments and has been trying to solve the inconveniences people encounter in teleworking.  As a result of this process, we have decided to shift to teleworking completely (except for rare situations where working in the office is necessary such as the filing of paper documents in court) and maintain the firm’s functions as usual on that basis.  There will be only a few people in our offices from this week.  However, please be assured that our members are reachable by email as before and our firm is fully functioning despite the “state of emergency.”

Website Updates

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)

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2020 November Issue)

Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Osamu Yanaka wrote a series of articles in Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Journal.

Click here for details.

Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Wataru Nishii wrote an article published by Patent Lawyer Magazine.

Click here for details.