Managing Partner, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law Firm
Text by Andrew Howitt / Photo by Kageaki Smith
Founded in March 1998, Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law offers reliable legal services to clients around the world. The firm has assembled an international staff of 80 people from eight countries who strive for clear communication, transparency, and mutual understanding.
“Our deep understanding of intellectual property law and technology means our clients trust us to efficiently prosecute and protect their intellectual property in Japan and abroad,” says Yoshitaka Sonoda. “By offering flexible work options to our employees, we are empowering women and enhancing career development. Our flat organisational structure and progressive company culture promote individual responsibility, and are unique for an IP law firm in Japan.”