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2021
  • Sep 20,2021

    We were highly evaluated in Asialaw Profiles 2022 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022
    In Asialaw Profiles 2022, we were highly ranked in the following areas, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were selected as Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022.

     

    Intellectual Property (Outstanding)
    Dispute resolution (Highly recommended)
    Restructuring and insolvency (Highly recommended)
    Pharmaceuticals and life sciences (Recommended)

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji KatayamaJunichi KitaharaMakoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Sep 12,2021

    Mami Hino was selected as Top Patent Female Practitioner in Japan
    Mami Hino, a patent attorney and a registered foreign law lawyer of our firm, was selected as Japan’s Top Patent Female Practitioner in 11th Annual Edition of the Women in Business Law Expert Guide (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC).

  • Jul 31,2021

    Eiji Katayama, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino were selected as Top 50 IP Experts of Japan 2021
    Based on research conducted by Asia IP (Apex Asia Media Group) , Eiji Katayama, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino were selected as Top 50 IP Experts of Japan 2021.

     

  • Jul 5,2021

    Mami Hino was selected as Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Women in Litigation
    Based on research conducted by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), Mami Hino, a patent attorney and a registered foreign law lawyer of our firm, was selected as Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Women in Litigation.

  • Jun 23,2021

    Mami Hino was selected as Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property 2021
    Based on research conducted by Managing Intellectual Property (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), Mami Hino, a patent attorney and a registered foreign law lawyer of our firm, was selected as Top 100 Women in Intellectual Property.

  • Jun 18,2021

    We were highly evaluated in IAM Patent 1000 (2021)

    In IAM Patent 1000 (2021) organized by Law Business Research, we were highly ranked in the following areas, and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

     

    Domestic: Litigation: Tier 1
    Domestic Prosecution: Tier 2
    Domestic Transaction: Recommended
    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama Junichi Kitahara Hiroshi Kobayashi Makoto Hattori Mami Hino

  • May 12,2021

    We were highly evaluated in IP STARS 2021
    In IP Stars(Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), we were highly ranked in the following areas, and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated in these areas.

     

    Patent Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 1
    Patent Prosecution (domestic firms) Tier 2
    IP STARS List 2021:Eiji Katayama Hiroshi Kobayashi Mami Hino Naho Ebata

  • Apr 22,2021

    We were highly evaluated in ALB IP Ranking 2021
    In ALB IP Ranking 2021 organized by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), we were ranked Tier 1 in Japan Domestic Patents and Tier 2 in Japan Domestic Copyright/Trademark.

  • Apr 15,2021

    We were highly evaluated in The Best Lawyers® in Japan 2022 Edition
    In The Best Lawyers® in Japan 2022 edition, the following lawyers and patent attorneys of our firm were recognized in each practice areas.

     

    Banking and Finance Law
    Masahiro Otsuki

     

    Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Yasuhiko Ikubo  Masaru Uetake  Toshiyasu Suzaki

     

    Insolvency & Reorganization
    Shogo Abe  Eiji Katayama  Hisashi Ito  Isao Saiki  Junichi Kitahara

     

    Intellectual Property Law
    Eiji Katayama  Junichi Kitahara  Hirokazu Honda  Makoto Hattori  Mami Hino
    Naho Ebata  Kaoru Kuroda  Tsukasa Iguchi

     

    Life Sciences Practice
    Mami Hino

     

    Litigation
    Yasuhiko Ikubo  Isao Saiki  Junichi Kitahara  Mami Hino

     

    Real Estate Law
    Kazuyuki Taguchi

  • Feb 19,2021

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Global 2021

    In Chambers Global 2021(Chambers & Partners), our firm was ranked Band 1 in Intellectual Property: Domestic in Japan, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Please check the website of Chambers & Partners  for more details.

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

2020
  • Dec 15,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
    In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021(Chambers & Partners), our firm was highly evaluated in the following categories, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.
    Please check the website of Chambers & Partners  for more details

    Intellectual Property (domestic)  Band 1

    Life Science Band 3

    Restructure/Insolvency Band 3

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji KatayamaJunichi KitaharaMakoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Nov 10,2020

    We are the most gender-diverse law firm 2020  
    According to a survey conducted by Innovation Platform for Business Legal (IPBL), Abe, Ikubo & Katayama was ranked as No.1 in female lawyer ratio, which was 34.6% (as of January 2020 and among top fifty law firms in numbers of attorneys-at-law qualified in Japan).  We were awarded “IPBL AWARD L-STAR (Female Lawyers Part)” by IPBL.

  • Oct 2,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Best Lawyers® the 2020 Global Business Edition

    In The 2020 Global Business Edition organized by Best Lawyers, the following lawyers and patent attorneys of our firm were highly evaluated in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Life Science, Litigation, Insolvency & Reorganization and Intellectual Property Law.

    Listed lawyers: Yasuhiko Ikubo, Eiji Katayama, Hisashi Ito, Isao Saiki, Junichi Kitahara, Hirokazu Honda, Makoto Hattori, Masahiro Otsuki, Mami Hino, Naho Ebata, Toshiyasu Suzaki, Kaoru Kuroda and Tsukasa Iguchi

  • Sep 28,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2020

    In Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2020(Law Business Research Ltd), Eiji Katayama and Mami Hino were selected as Leading Practitioners in following categories.

    Ranked Lawyers:

     

    Eiji Katayama

    【Thought Leader】

    ・Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020 – Patents

    【Global Leader】

    ・Life Sciences – Patent Litigation 2020

    ・Patents 2020

    【National Leader】

    ・Japan – Intellectual Property 2020

    ・Japan – Life Sciences 2020

    ・Japan – Restructuring & Insolvency 2020

     

    Mami Hino

    【Global Leader】

    ・Life Sciences – Patent Litigation 2020

    【National Leader】

    ・Japan – IP – Patent Attorneys (Benrishi) 2020

    ・Japan – Life Sciences 2020

  • Sep 24,2020

    We received Japan Intellectual Property Firm of the Year Awards

    In ALB Japan Law Awards 2020 organized by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), we received Japan Intellectual Property Firm of the Year Awards.

  • Sep 17,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Asialaw Profiles 2021 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021

    In Asialaw Profiles 2021, we were highly ranked in the following areas, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were selected as Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021.

    Pharmaceuticals and life sciences (Recommended)

    Dispute resolution (Highly recommended)

    Intellectual Property (Outstanding)

    Restructuring and insolvency (Highly recommended)

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Jul 20,2020

    Mami Hino was selected as Influential Women in IP 2020

    Based on research conducted by World Intellectual Property Review(Newton Media Ltd.), Mami Hino, a patent attorney and a registered foreign law lawyer of our firm, was selected as Influential Women in IP 2020.

  • Jul 20,2020

    Eiji Katayama was selected as Asian Legal Business Journal The A List: Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers

    Based on research conducted by Asia Business Law Journal(Vantage Asia Publishing Limited), Eiji Katayama, a lawyer and a patent attorney of our firm, was selected as Asian Legal Business Journal The A List: Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers.

  • Jun 9,2020

    Mami Hino was selected as Top 100 Women in Litigation

    Based on research conducted by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), Mami Hino, a patent attorney and a registered foreign law lawyer of our firm, was selected as Top 100 Women in Litigation.

  • May 14,2020

    We were highly evaluated in ALB IP Ranking 2020

    In ALB IP Ranking 2020 organized by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), we were ranked Tier 1 in Japan Domestic Patents and Tier 2 in Copyright/Trademark.

  • May 7,2020

    We were highly evaluated in IP STARS 2020

    In IP Stars(Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), we were highly ranked in the following areas, and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated in these areas.

    Patent Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 1

    Patent Prosecution (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Trademark Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Trademark Prosecution (domestic firms) Other notable firms

    IP STARS List 2020: Eiji Katayama, Naho Ebata, Mami Hino, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Takashi Fujita

  • May 4,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020

    In Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020(Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC), we were ranked Tier 1 in Intellectual Property.

  • Apr 20,2020

    We were highly evaluated in IAM Patent 1000 (2020)

    In IAM Patent 1000 (2020) organized by Law Business Research, we were ranked Tier 1 in Domestic Litigation and IP Domestic prosecution, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Apr 9,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Best Lawyers® in Japan 2021

    In Best Lawyers® in Japan 2021, the following lawyers and patent attorneys of our firm were highly evaluated in Life Science, Litigation, Insolvency & Reorganization and Intellectual Property Law.

    Listed lawyers: Yasuhiko Ikubo, Eiji Katayama, Hisashi Ito, Isao Saiki, Junichi Kitahara, Hirokazu Honda, Makoto Hattori, Mami Hino, Naho Ebata, Kaoru Kuroda and Tsukasa Iguchi

  • Feb 14,2020

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Global 2020

    In Chambers Global 2020(Chambers & Partners), our firm was ranked Band 1 in Intellectual Property: Domestic in Japan, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Please check the website of Chambers & Partners  for more details.

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Jan 17,2020

    We were highly evaluated in The Legal 500 (2020)

    In The Legal 500 (2020), our firm was ranked Tier 2 in Intellectual Property Local Firm, and Eiji Katayama, a lawyer and a patent attorney of our firm, was highly evaluated.

     

2019
  • Dec 5,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

    In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020(Chambers & Partners), our firm was highly evaluated in the following categories, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Intellectual Property (domestic)  Band 1

    Life Science Band 3

    Restructure/Insolvency Band 3

    Ranked lawyers: Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Aug 14,2019

    We were highly evaluated in IAM Patent 1000 (2019)

    In IAM Patent 1000 (2019), we were ranked Tier 1 in Domestic Litigation and evaluated as Recommended in Domestic prosecution, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Ranked lawyers : Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino

  • Apr 4,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Best Lawyers®
    In Best Lawyers®, the following lawyers of our firm were highly evaluated.
    Listed lawyers : Yasuhiko Ikubo, Eiji Katayama, Isao Saiki, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Apr 2,2019

    We were highly evaluated in IP STARS 2019

    In Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2019, we were highly ranked in the following areas and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated in these areas.

    Patent Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 1

    Patent Prosecution (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Trademark Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Lawyer and patent attorneys were recognized as IP STARS in 2019 : Eiji Katayama, Naho Ebata, Mami Hino and Hiroshi Kobayashi

  • Mar 20,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Managing IP Asia Award 2019

    We received Managing IP Asia Award 2019 in Managing IP Asia Award 2019

  • Feb 15,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Global 2019

    In Chambers Global 2019, our firm was ranked Band 1 in Intellectual Property: Domestic in Japan.

    Ranked lawyers : Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Jan 16,2019

    We were highly evaluated in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

    In the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, we were ranked second tier in Intellectual Property – Independent Local Firms.