Response to Provisional Refusal under the Madrid Protocol

When an applicant receives a provisonal refusal under the Madrid Protocol from the Japan Patent Office, the applicant should immediately contact a Japanese associate for a legal advice. In response to the refusal, there are the following options. Filing of an argument stating that the trademark is not similar to a cited trademark and/or designated goods, or services are not similar […]

Official Fees for Japanese Trademark and Design Applications

Official Fees for Japanese Design Applications Design application – JPY16,000 Official Fees for Japanese Trademark Applications Trademark application – JPY3,400 + JPY 8,600 per classification Defensive mark application – JPY6,800 + JPY17,200 per classification

Claim and Examination Fees for Patent

For patent applications filed on or after April 1, 2004 Request for examination for a national patent application – JPY168,600 +JPY4,000 per claim -where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) – JPY101,200 +JPY2,400 per claim -where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority […]

Official Fees for Japanese Patent Applications

Official Fees for Japanese Patent Application Patent application – JPY14,000 Application in foreign language – JPY22,000 Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) -for international applications filed on or after June 1, 2008 – JPY14,000 Official Fees for Japanese Utility Model Application (Note: Applicants are required to pay registration fees for the […]