Technical Staff

Our technically and linquistically qualified staff, with a wide range of abilities and work experience, comprise the workhorses of our office

MICHIKAZU SOGAis the first son of our president and joined our firm in May 1983. Heis a graduate from the Chemical Department of Tokai University. Although his duties revolve around inorganicchemistry cases, he is also heavily involved with the organization and management of our office as ExecutiveDirector of Administration. Well known in Japan for his proficiency as a sports fisherman he has taught many inthe office about the wonders of ice-fishing.

haruta TOSHIHIRO HARUTA,Managing Directorof our Trademark Department, joined usin 1988. He majored in Constitutional Law at Doshisha University, receiving a law degree in 1982. He then workedin the sales planning department of a machinery company until joining us. He handles our overseas trademarkapplications, dealing with over 200 countries. Recently returned from a study period in both Germany and Englandconcentrating on European trademark practices, we look forward to even stronger input on behalf of our Japaneseclients. Haruta-san likes to refresh himself on his days off with drives in the country and fishing trips. We hope hecatches ever bigger fish in the future.