JAPAN SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

A. PATENTS (Including PCT National Stage Work)

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Attorney's Fee (yen) Official Fee (yen)
  Application for patent

 250,000

21,000

      English-language application for patent 270,000 35,000
      Filing of Japanese Translation of English-Language application 30,000

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     Translation from English to Japanese is the actual expense    
  Request for examination for patent application    
      Basic charge ; and 14,000 84,300
      Charge per claim 4,000 2,700
ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES (excluding PCT National Stage Work)    
  Electronic filing of application and other document to be filed at the Patent Office by on-line transmission or submission of floppy disc 8,500

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EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

   
  Argument 100,000

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  Amendment 100,000

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  Interview 65,000

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OPPOSITION PROCEDURES

   
  Opposition, including a first claim 300,000 11,000
  Answer to opposition, including a first claim   210,000

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POST-GRANT OPPOSITION PROCEDURES

   
  Opposition, including a first claim  330,000 9,700
  Additional charge for each additional claim 8,000 1,000
  Argument responding to notification of reasons for revocation  330,000

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APPEAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURES

   
  Appeal against final rejection, including a first claim (see also Item 150) 270,000 55,000

 

B. UTILITY MODELS (Including PCT National Stage Work)

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Attorney's Fee (yen) Official Fee (yen)
  Application for registration of utility models    
      Basic charge, including a first claim

 200,000

14,000
      Additional charge for each claim added to the first claim 4,500

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C. DESIGNS

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Attorney's Fee (yen) Official Fee (yen)
  Application for registration of designs 150,000 16,000
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES    
  Argument  100,000

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  Amendment  100,000

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APPEAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURES    
  Appeal against decision of rejection  270,000 55,000

 

D. TRADEMARKS( Including "Service Marks" )

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Attorney's Fee (yen) Official Fee (yen)
  Application for trademark registration (in one class)  150,000 21,000
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES    
  Argument (in one class)

 100,000

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  Amendment

 100,000

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REGISTRATION FEES AND ANNUITIES

181A. Basic registration fees and annuities. Official Fees cover the first claim, and Attorney's Fees cover up to five claims.

   
1) 1st to 3rd year (in lump sum as registration fee  25,000 43,200
2) 4th to 6th year (each year)  10,000 22,400
3) 7th to 9th year (each year)  11,000 44,800
4) 10th to 12th year (each year) 12,000 89,600
5) 13th to 15th year (each year)  13,000 179,200
6) 16th to 18th year (each year)  14,000 358,400
7) 19th to 21st year (each year)  15,000 716,800
8) 22nd to 25th year (each year)  16,000 1,433,600

181B. Additional registration fees and annuities. Official Fees apply to each additional claim, and Attorney's Fees apply to each additional group of up to five claim.

   
1) 1st to 3rd year (in lump sum as registration fee  6,000 4,200
2) 4th to 6th year (each year)  4,000 2,100
3) 7th to 9th year (each year)  5,000 4,200
4) 10th to 12th year (each year)  6,000 8,400
5) 13th to 15th year (each year)  7,000 16,800
6) 16th to 18th year (each year)  8,000 33,600
7) 19th to 21st year (each year)  9,000 67,200
8) 22nd to 25th year (each year)  10,000 134,400

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