Kozo Yabe joins Midosuji in Tokyo

08 April 2022

Kozo Yabe joins Midosuji in Tokyo

Veteran IP lawyer Kozo Yabe has joined Midosuji as a partner and patent attorney in its Tokyo office. Yabe joins the firm from Yuasa and Hara, where he was a partner for more than 30 years.

In addition to intellectual property, Yabe is noted for his work in risk management and response to scandals, digital technology and international M&A. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he has taught Japanese business law since 2000.

With Yabe’s arrival, Midosuji has 46 partners across offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima. The firm was founded in 1963.

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