For smaller day-to-day IP concerns and consultations, we offer a spot IP consultation service.

In the case of Google Meet, we will set up the meeting for you. We will try to accommodate online meetings using other tools (Zoom, Teams, etc.) as much as possible if you contact us.

*After an email-based consultation, we can arrange a face-to-face meeting.

*If we accept your case as a result of the spot IP consultation, the consultation fee will be deducted from the cost.

For example, if you have any of the following inquiries or concerns, please feel free to use it.

If you would like to discuss something more in-depth than the free consultation you have already received, please provide us with a brief summary of your existing consultation in advance so that we can provide you with the most accurate advice possible, even within the limited time available.

We are also open to consultation with those who would like to do the procedures themselves up to a certain point and would like to receive advice on a spot basis. (We have written a collection of tips for such people. Japanese text only, paid articles).

Tips for those who want to obtain intellectual property rights in Japan

If you would like ongoing advice, we offer a separate IP advisory service. Please click here for details.

*If it is clear that your consultation is complex and will take time to analyze, we may charge an additional fee. In such cases, we will disclose a written estimate in advance and proceed with the consultation upon your agreement.

2. If you wish to have a face-to-face consultation, please specify a date and time other than “scheduled” in the calendar below for your preferred consultation date and time (you can check each scheduled time by clicking on “scheduled”) *Available time: Weekdays: 10:00-18:00, Saturday: 10:00-13:00

3. After the details of your consultation and date are determined, we will send you an email according to the payment method you selected in the inquiry form. If you have not yet selected a payment method, please contact us, taking into account the following cancellation deadline *We use Stripe for credit card payment.

4. After confirming your payment, we will generally respond within 3 business days for inquiries via email (If it takes longer, we will contact you in advance.) We will also send you a summary of our response to your consultation after the spot IP consultation.

*Precautions:

  • If payment is not confirmed within 3 business days (5 business days if a weekend is involved) after the consultation, date and time are determined, the consultation will be canceled. If payment is not received within 3 business days (5 business days if a weekend is involved) after the consultation date and time has been determined, the consultation will be canceled if payment is not received 6 hours prior to the start of the consultation.
  • In principle, no refund will be given if canceled after payment. However, in case of cancellation due to our circumstances, we will refund the full amount including the handling fee.

Available for in-person consultations: *For more information, please contact us.

Weekdays: 10:00-18:00, Saturdays: 10:00-13:00

Closed: Saturday afternoon, Sunday and national holidays

(*Saturday afternoon is negotiable)