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Introduction movie of SOEI Patent and Law Firm

Introduction movie of SOEI Patent and Law Firm Tomoya Kurokawa    Introduction movie of SOEI Patent and Law Firm is now released in the following link:https://www.soei.com/en/about-soei/introduction-movie/

Our Trip to Taipei

We once again went on our annual SOEI company trip, this time to Taipei in Taiwan. To be precise, we had a two-pronged company trip this year – the first trip in July was to Japan’s expansive northern island of Hokkaido, with this Taipei trip being the second. Our team was divided into two groups, …

Sakura season has come again!

As usual, sakura (cherry blossom) season has arrived in Japan. It is the most beautiful season of the year. We can see sakura of white and pink all over the country during this season. One of the most famous places for sakura is Ueno Park. There are a huge number of sakura trees, and they …

We invited new chairman!

We are very happy to inform you that Mr. Ryuichi Shitara, a former Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court, was appointed as the Chairman of our firm on July 1, 2018. Mr. Shitara received a B.S. in law from the University of Tokyo in 1975. I heard that he had a great interest …

Cherry Blossom Season Has Come!

Once a year for a very short period, perhaps a week or two, all of Japan is painted in pale pink – cherry blossom season! In Tokyo, one of the most popular spots for cherry blossoms is Ueno Park near JR Ueno station. This is a huge park with a zoo and museums. During this …

SOEI ASEAN Office Opens!

We, SOEI Patent & Law Firm, opened our new ASEAN office in Bangkok, Thailand. This is our fifth office after the Tokyo head office, Kyoto office, Fukuoka office and Washington DC office. The purpose of our ASEAN office is to support our Japanese clients who seek IP protection in ASEAN countries, in cooperation with local …

Utsunomiya City

Last week, my colleague at our Washington DC office, Hans, temporarily came back to Tokyo. I played golf with him and other colleagues because it was a good opportunity to strengthen the ties of our team members both in Japan and the US. I selected golf courses (one course for Saturday and another for Sunday) …

Hanami 2017

As usual years, SOEI had a hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party last month as a social event for all the staff. The main theme of the hanami party this year was the same as that of the last year, omotenashi (hospitality) toward the administrative staff by legal practitioners. It means that the legal practitioners acted …

My favorite sushi restaurant ~ Sushi SHIONO ~

Sushi has become very popular all over the world. We can find sushi restaurants in most big cities around the world. As you might expect, Tokyo also has many excellent sushi restaurants. I would like to introduce my favorite sushi restaurant, “Sushi SHIONO”. “Sushi SHIONO” is located in Kyobashi, about 7 minutes’ walk from JR …

My favorite sake bar ~ YOUGAKU ISHII

I would like to introduce my favorite sake bar, “Yougaku Ishii”. This bar is located in Shinbashi. Going out the ticket gate of Shinbashi station, walking across the so-called SL square (see picture) and along a street lined with tons of drinking bars and karaoke rooms (see picture), it takes no more than five minutes …

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