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Reduction in Official Fees for Patents and Trademarks

According to the 2015 Act (revised Japanese Patent Act), official fees for Japanese patent and trademark applications/ patent and trademark registrations will be reduced as of April 1, 2016.

We recommend paying the fees on or after April 1, 2016 when payment due dates fall on or after April 1, 2016.
Regarding patent and trademark applications/registrations of which payment due dates fall on or after April 1, 2016, we will pay the fees on or after April 1st unless we receive your particular instructions, so that the reduced fees will be applied to those applications/registrations.

Patents
<Application>

Before RevisionAfter Revision
Patent ApplicationJPY 15,000JPY 14,000
Entry into the National Phase in Japan (under the PCT)JPY 15,000JPY 14,000
Application in Foreign LanguageJPY 24,000JPY 22,000

<Annual fee/ Registration fee>
*For patent applications requested for examination on or after April, 2004
Before RevisionAfter Revision
1st to 3rd year: annuallyJPY 2,300 + JPY 200 per claimJPY 2,100 + JPY 200 per claim
4th to 6th year: annuallyJPY 7,100 + JPY 500 per claimJPY 6,400 + JPY 500 per claim
7th to 9th year: annuallyJPY 21,400 + JPY 1,700 per claimJPY 19,300 + JPY 1,500 per claim
10th to 25th year: annuallyJPY 61,600 + JPY 4,800 per claimJPY 55,400 + JPY 4,300 per claim

*For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004
Before RevisionAfter Revision
1st to 3rd year: annuallyJPY 11,400 + JPY 1,000 per claimJPY 10,300 + JPY 900 per claim
4th to 6th year: annuallyJPY 17,900 + JPY 1,400 per claimJPY 16,100 + JPY 1,300 per claim
7th to 9th year: annuallyJPY 35,800 + JPY 2,800 per claimJPY 32,200 + JPY 2,500 per claim
10th to 25th year: annuallyJPY 71,600 + JPY 5,600 per claimJPY 64,400 + JPY 5,000 per claim

Trademarks
<Registration fee/ Renewal fee>
Before RevisionAfter Revision
Registration Fee (for 10 years)JPY 37,600 per classJPY 28,200 per class
Registration Fee (for 5 years by installments)JPY 21,900 per classJPY 16,400 per class
Renewal Fee (for 10 years)JPY 48,500 per classJPY 38,800 per class
Renewal Fee (for 5 years by installments)JPY 28,300 per classJPY 22,600 per class

<Individual Fee for International Registrations under the Madrid Protocol>
Before RevisionAfter Revision
Second Individual FeeJPY 37,600 per classJPY 28,200 per class
Renewal FeeJPY 48,500 per classJPY 38,800 per class

If you have any questions or inquiries concerning this matter, please feel free to contact us.

IP News-Design/Trademark

March 29, 2016 Change in Practice of Extension of Time to Respond to Notice of Reason(s) for Rejection
March 29, 2016 Reduction in Official Fees for Patents and Trademarks
November 11, 2015 Certified Copy of Priority Document issued by the OHIM
January 25, 2012 Reduction in Annual Fees for Registered Designs

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