The information on this page is a translation of the original document written in Japanese. This English translation was created to provide information about the Mercari IP Protection Program to overseas rights holders and rights holder organizations. Note that all program membership applications, claims for deletion, and all other inquiries must be submitted in Japanese. The original document is available here.
The IP Protection Program is a support program unique to Mercari.
Mercari responds to requests to delete listings that infringe IP rights as stipulated by the Provider Liability Limitation Act, but this program simplifies and speeds up this process for rights holders. As a member of the program, not only will you be able to cut down on the time spent submitting documents every time you file a complaint, but the time to complete your takedown request will also be shorter.
The purpose of the program is to protect IP through cooperation between rights holders and Mercari. Please take a few minutes to review the advantages of this program and to consider registering as a rights holder.
Who is eligible for this program?
IP rights holders (excluding individuals), rights holder organizations, Reliability Verification Organizations (stipulated in the guideline for the Provider Liability Limitation Act)
What rights are protected through this program?
Advantages of enrolling in the program
Submit your identity verification documents (certified copy of your company register) and documents proving that you are the rights holder (*), only at the time you apply to this program, instead of each time you file a claim. Once enrolled in the program, you will be able to make rights infringement claims smoothly by using only the application form exclusively for program subscribers.
*This includes such things as trademark certificates. To file a claim as the holder of additional rights, you must submit additional documents.
How to register in the program
- Download the membership application form
- Prepare the following required documents:
・Filled out and signed/stamped membership application form (one copy)
・Certified copy of your company register, issued within the last three months (one copy)
You can apply for enrollment in the program by sending us your information using the designated form or by sending us your hard copy documents by mail.
※Note that all program enrollment applications, claims for deletion, and all other inquiries must be submitted in Japanese.
- Applying online
Contact us using this form.
- Applying by mail
Please send the necessary documents to the following address.Mailing address: Mercari, Inc. – Mercari IP Protection Program
18F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Mercari, Inc. will conduct the screening procedures and notify you of the results.
※We do not disclose individual reasons for rejection.
※The screening will take approximately a few weeks to one month.
※We may contact you for more details regarding information on your application.
You may submit your application using simplified documents.