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  • What kind of rights should I acquire?
    Our office mainly assists in obtaining rights for patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks. First-time customers often do not know which rights are the best to acquire. We will listen to you and propose the best way to acquire rights. on this page which rights should be acquired, the differences in characteristics of each right, I think you can understand Before contacting us, we hope that you will be able to make some judgments if you take a look.
  • How will you respond to inquiries?
    If you contact us using the inquiry form, we will reply by email or call you. If you contact us by phone, we will respond to the extent that we can answer by phone.
  • Can I make an application request only by e-mail or telephone?
    It is possible, but as a general rule, we ask first-time customers to have an interview at least once, if possible, before submitting a request for an application. Our patent attorneys will visit you or ask you to come to our office. We are also available for interviews via Skype or Zoom.
  • Will the contents of the consultation be leaked to the outside?
    Your personal information will only be used to respond to your inquiry and will not be used for any other purpose. We also do not provide personal information to third parties. Patent attorneys and our employees are obligated to maintain confidentiality under the Patent Attorneys Act. We will not disclose information to third parties.
  • Is it possible to have a face-to-face meeting?
    It is possible. We will ask you about the specific content of your invention, the design you created, the name of the product or service, etc., and give you advice on how to obtain rights.
  • Is there anything I need to prepare for an interview?
    In the case of patents, utility models, and designs, the meeting will proceed smoothly if you prepare the actual product and drawings such as design drawings (illustrations and rough sketches are fine). For trademarks, please prepare the name or logo of the company, product or service, and what kind of product or service the name will be used for.
  • What will happen after the meeting?
    Please consider whether to apply based on the contents of the meeting. We will explain the flow after receiving your application at the time of the meeting.
  • Will I know the possibility of registration before I file an application?
    It is possible to conduct a search before filing to see if there are similar applications or registrations by others, and to consider the registrability to some extent. However, it cannot be guaranteed 100%.
  • Do I need to prepare documents to apply?
    Once we receive your application request, we will prepare the documents to be submitted to the Patent Office at our firm, and after receiving your confirmation, we will file the application.
  • Is there a cost for consultation?
    If we receive a request for an application or survey after consultation, we do not charge a fee for the consultation or a meeting. (We do not charge for simple answers over the phone, etc.).
  • Do you know the actual cost?
    See this page for a general cost estimate. However, it may change significantly depending on the content of the application. The fee from application to registration is not paid at once, but is incurred at each stage, such as when filing, when responding to reasons for refusal, etc., and when registering. Once the content of the application has been finalized, we will propose a cost based on an estimate, etc.
  • Are there any costs after registration?
    Even after registration, there will be costs (pensions, etc.) to maintain rights. We have received the fee to be paid to the Patent Office and our fee and management fee.
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