Japanese Trademark Registration




Release time:2016-05-12

Japanese Trademark Registration Authority

The Japan Patent Office (JPO), formerly known as the "Monopoly" established in 1885, is now a government agency under the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Industry, and is now renamed the Japan Patent Office (JPO).


Subject Qualification of Applicant:

Both natural and legal persons may apply for trademark registration. The trademark applicant must be a person who uses the trademark on goods or services related to his or her business, or who plans to use the trademark in the future. Therefore, when applying for a trademark, you must fill in your own business scope. For foreigners to apply for trademark registration, Japan mainly adopts the following principles: 1.The applicant's country of origin is a member of the Paris Convention;2.The applicant's country has signed a bilateral agreement on trademark protection with Japan;3.The applicant's country and Japan have the principle of reciprocity.


Documents required for application:

1. Trademark drawing.

2, the applicant signed a power of attorney.

3, the application, including the applicant's name and address, trademark name, designated goods and services category and specific name.


Official Receipt Time:1-2Months
Time required for registration:12-18Months
Validity Period of Japanese Trademark: 10 years from the date of approval of registration.

Trademark opposition period:2 months

Continuous do not use undo: 3Year

Official languages used:Japanese
Renewal of the Japanese trademark:Each renewal is valid for 10 years, but the trademark owner can use the score of 2.The opportunity to pay the renewal registration fee, choose.5years of trademark rights. Applications for renewal may be made before the expiry of6Within months, or after the expiration of the period.6Proposed during the month-long extension period.


Trademark Examination Procedure in Japan:

Application for trademark registration submitted to the Japan Licensing Office;

Form review stage: review whether the application documents are complete and whether the required items are completed. If it does not meet the requirements, notify the applicant to correct it;

Substantive examination stage: examine whether the trademark meets the requirements of substantive examination; make a decision to allow trademark registration through substantive examination; if the trademark fails to meet the requirements, issue a notice of reasons for rejection, and the applicant issues a defense or reason letter;

After registration, the trademark registration right is established, the trademark right begins to exist, it is announced, and the objection period is two months. If they are still not satisfied, they may continue to appeal to the High Court.