"THE TOKYO IP INN"
The Tokyo Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Fostering Excellence in Professionalism, Ethics, and Legal Skills
proudly a member of the Linn Inn Alliance and 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)
OUR REGULAR MEETINGS 2021-2022
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Tuesday, December 2, 2021 (year-end party)
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
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 updated information!
THE TOKYO IP INN
The Tokyo IP Inn is an international group of legal professionals, including students who are studying law, US attorneys at law, US patent agents, Bengoshi (Japanese attorneys), Benrishi (Japanese patent attorneys), professors and government officials.
Our regular programs include an educational program such as skits, lectures, quiz programs, and mock legal proceedings, followed by a reception. The programs are conducted in the English language.
We offer starting associates who have less than 6 years of practice membership free of charge. See annual dues section below. Please ask young associates around you and encourage them to join.
The following are our regular dues. For this year the special discounted dues are available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See our Facebook page for more details.
Master (15 years/longer of practice or admitted in 2005/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 2006-2011) JPY 25,000
Associate (6-8 years of practice or admitted during 2012-2014) JPY 15,000
Associate (0-5 years of practice or admitted in or after 2015) 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 membersh free of charge!
A one-time guest fee is 2,000 yen only.
"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."