Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office.

Fee Schedule


Our office endeavors to provide simple and transparent fee structure for our clients. We always provide estimates up-front so there are no surprises nor hidden costs when dealing with us. Bank transfer, credit card (online and in-person) and cash payment options are available. We understand each client is unique so we are open to discussing alternates to our standard fee and work structure. Please understand, however, our firm often requests advance deposit/up-front payment as part of our case management policy. Excess fees are refunded at end of the matter. Time spent in understanding the background of the client’s matter, introducing our service and defining the scope of engagement are usually complimentary.

The information on this page covers only a small section of our practice. Please contact us through the contact form on our website to discuss with us.   

All fees listed on this page are in Japanese yen unless otherwise specified.  

All fees listed exclude any applicable tax.

All fees listed are to be viewed as a general guide rather than a fixed offer of service, actual fees are decided and confirmed through the provision of estimates and invoices via direct communication.   

Only postage is charged under office costs unless specified.

Costs associated with payment (such as bank fee, credit card system fee) are born by the client.   

Time charge structure 

Our office generally operates on a time-charge rate of 35,000 yen per hour charged in 6-minute intervals. However, discounts apply to retainer clients and the rate is negotiable depending on the subject matter.  


One-off consultation

15,000 yen for up to 25 minutes at our office or via web-meeting.  

Suitable for clients who want to:

  • ー know their legal rights under a certain area of law (eg. family law, civil claims, labor law);
  • ー obtain a second opinion or analysis of a particular document, or
  • ー have legal forms drafted/witnessed.  

Fixed fee structure 


Application and Registration for a trademark under Japanese system for one class = 130,000 all inclusive 

Renewal of trademark for one class = 78,000 all inclusive 

Transfer of registered trademark by succession or merger = 43,000 all inclusive

Transfer of registered trademark by assignment =  70,000 all inclusive

Correction of name or address of registrant = 31,000 all inclusive

Generous discounts are given to additional classes in the same application and high volume of work.  

For more information regarding registration of trademarks in Japan, please click HERE. 

Due Diligence 

Preliminary Package from 80,000 

Transaction Package from 200,000

Please refer to our Due Diligence Service Description for details.  

Monthly Corporate Legal Retainer 

AILAW offers fixed monthly retainer options for clients who would like continuing corporate assistance. 

A selection of special services that only apply to retainer clients. Please refer to our Corporate Legal Retainer Description for details. 


AILAW provides translation service to and from the following languages: Japanese, English, French and Chinese.

Fee is calculated on a project basis. 

All translations are done and checked by native speakers.

We also provide comments regarding structure and content if required.