A Right-to-Use searches should be conducted, prior to marketing a new product in Japan, to confirm that the new product does not infringe on an existing patent or potentially infringe on a patent application. If a critical case is found, we can recommend a patent attorney or an attorney at law, for an expert opinion. Fees start at 400,000 yen (about US$4,800), and search periods are generally at least 20 days.
Right-to-use search is carried out before
- You plan to develop, manufacture, or sell a new product
- You plan to import and sell a foreign product
- You plan to introduce a new production method