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Japan

 

 

In Japan, two kinds of patent applications are possible.  The first is a patent application and the second is a utility model patent application.

 

In the application process for patent, once the application is filed at the Japanese Patent Office, it will undergo a formality examination.  Then, the application will be published prior to examination.  Upon a request to proceed examination is filed by the applicant, it will undergo substantive examination.  If all requirements are complied with, the application will be allowed to grant and publication.

 

In the application process for utility model, after the application is filed, it will undergo fundamental important point examination.  The application will go through formality checking.  Amendment may be required before it can proceed to grant and publication.

 

The duration of a patent right shall expire after a period of 20 years from the filing date of the patent application.

 

The duration of a utility model right shall expire after a period of 10 years from the filing date of the application.

Invention Patent
Utility Model Patent

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Requesting for substantive examination

 

Registration and forwarding certificate

JPY180,000

 

 

JPY15,000

 

JPY150,000

 

 

JPY90,000

Filing application and registration

 

Claiming one priority

 

 

JPY220,000

 

 

JPY15,000

 

 

 

 

Design Patent

Preparing and filing application

 

Claiming one priority

 

Registration and forwarding certificate

 

 

JPY140,000

 

 

JPY15,000

 

JPY90,000

 

 

Renewal for Invention Patent

4th to 6th annuites

(per annum)

 

7th to 9th annuites

(per annum)

 

10th to 20th annuites

(per annum)

JPY39,300

 

 

JPY65,600

 

 

JPY136,800

Renewal for Utility Model
 

4th to 6th annuites

(per annum)

 

7th to 10th annuites

(per annum)

JPY36,300

 

 

JPY54,300

Renewal for Design Patent
 

4th to 20th renewal

(per annum)

JPY45,000