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Maki Katayanagi   (Associate)

Admitted Japan (2013)
Bar Association Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association
Education Keio University  (LL.B., attended until 2007)
Keio University Law School (J.D., 2010)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Background Japan Blood Products Organization (March 2013-March 2017)
Japan Patent Office (April 2017-March 2019)
Practice Areas General Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, IT, Sports
Languages Japanese and English

Recommendations and Awards


  • "Registration of Discriminatory Trademarks and Freedom of Expression, Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. (2017), Supreme Court of the United States, Judgment June 19, 2017," IP Journal No. 4, published in Japanese (2018)
  • "Protection of Shop’s External Appearances," Trademark Kon No. 116, published in Japanese  (2018)
  • "Legal Techniques [OJT Edition]," CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, Inc., published in Japanese (2017) [Co-author]
  • "Workplaces of In-house Lawyers (Vol. 2): Copyright in Business," Business Law Issue December 2014, published in Japanese (2014)

Web Articles

Research Report

  • "Research Report on the System and Operation of Store Appearances, etc. (Trade Dress)," Comparison Research and Study, etc. of Industrial Property Rights Systems of Foreign Countries by the Japan Patent Office for Fiscal Year 2018 (2019) (participated as an observer)
  • "Research Report on Trademark Application of Bad-faith," Research Report on Issues of Industrial Property Rights Systems, Japan Patent Office, Fiscal Year 2017, published in Japanese, Foundation for Intellectual Property Institute of Intellectual Property (2018) (participated as an observer)