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proudly a member of the Linn Inn Alliance, the American Inns of Court Foundation, and also a sister inn of the Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court in New York City.

All Tokyo IP Inn members are encouraged to visit any of Inn meetings of the Linn Inn Alliance - the Interactive Map/Calendar is available here.

We had our inaugural ceremony on April 16, 2013.  A picture book is available as an PDF file at the button on the right. (9 MB)

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Speaking with the Judge

  • Thursday, October 3rd, 2024

  • Thursday, December 5th, 2024

  • Thursday, February 13th, 2025

  • Thursday, May 29th, 2025


The meetings normally start at 6:25 pm and receptions start around 7:40 pm.

Meeting venues may vary depending on physical availability of facilities. A one-time guest fee is 2,000 yen only.

Our organizational year starts in June and ends May next year.

Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date


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The Tokyo IP Inn is an international group of legal professionals, including students who are studying law, US attorneys at law, US patent agentsBengoshi (Japanese attorneys), Benrishi (Japanese patent attorneys), professors, and government officials.

Our regular programs include educational programs such as skits, lectures, quiz programs, and mock legal proceedings. These programs are followed by a reception.  The programs are conducted in the English language.

Please speak to young associates around you and encourage them to join.


  • Master (15 years/longer of practice or admitted in 2009/prior) JPY 35,000

  • Emeritus (34 years or longer on an individual basis) JPY 30,000

  • Barrister (9-14 years of practice or admitted during 2010-2015) JPY 25,000

  • Associate (6-8 years of practice or admitted during 2016-2018) JPY 15,000

  • Associate (0-5 years of practice or admitted in or after 2019) Free of charge

  • Academic/Government (regardless of years of practice) Free of charge

  •  Starting associates who have less than 6 years of practice will enjoy membership                                                                         free of charge! 

  •  A one-time guest fee is 2,000 yen only.

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"I recently joined as a member. This is a unique opportunity for learning and networking in Tokyo with other IP legal professionals.  It's great to talk with senior attorneys and judges, and benefit from their diverse experiences and insights."

"Being a member of the American Inn of Court for IP Law - Tokyo has been an invaluable experience. The networking opportunities and knowledge sharing are second to none."

"I have learned so much from my peers at the Inn of Court. It's a fantastic community for anyone passionate about intellectual property law."

"The events organized by the Inn of Court are not only informative but also enjoyable. It's a great way to stay updated with the latest in IP law."

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