Japan's invention patent and trademark fees are about to rise (effective April 1, 2022)

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Release time:2022-01-14

The Japanese Diet No.204At the regular session of the session, amendments to the "partial revision of the Patent Law and other relevant laws" were adopted, which mainly revised the annual fees for invention patents, trademark registration fees, trademark renewal fees and other fees, of which the annual fees for invention patents were adjusted by a large margin,The new fee will be2022Year4Month1Effective date.

 

    1, patent

 

The official fees for utility models and designs shall remain unchanged.

 

The adjustment isinvention patentofAnnual FeeThe application fee and the examination fee remain unchanged)The highest increase was 1.6 times.

 

Annual Fee

Cost before adjustment (in Japanese yen)

Adjusted expenses (in Japanese yen)

Years 1-3 (per year)

2100 (200 x number of claims)

4300 (300 x number of claims)

Years 4-6 (per year)

6400 (500 x number of claims)

10300 (800 x number of claims)

Years 7-9 (per year)

19300 (1500 x number of claims)

24800 (1900 x number of claims)

Years 10-25 (per year)

55400 (4300 x number of claims)

59400 (4600 x number of claims)

 

   In order to save on official fees, applicants can4Month1Pay the annual fee for many years in advance.

 

    2Trademark

 

Trademark fees, based on current exchange rates, increase by approximately270Yuan.

 

Name of fee

Cost before adjustment (in Japanese yen)

Adjusted expenses (in Japanese yen)

Trademark Application Fee

3400 (Category x 8600)

unchanged

Trademark Registration Fee (10 years)

Number of categories x 28200

Number of categories× 32900

Trademark renewal fee (ten years)

Number of categories x 38800

Number of categories× 43600

 

If there is a registered trademark, in.4Month1Paying the registration fee a few days ago can save the official fee.