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Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Revision of the Design Examination Guidelines

December 21, 2015
Design Examination Standards Office
Design Division
Japan Patent Office

The draft revision of the Design Examination Guidelines (Part VII Chapter IV Design Including a Graphic Image on a Screen) has been prepared based on the series of discussions at the Working Group on the Design Examination Standards and the 4th meeting of the Design System Subcommittee under the Intellectual Property Committee of the Industrial Structure Council (December 18, 2015). We hereby invite public comments as outlined below.

1. Subjects on which comments are invited

Draft revision of the Design Examination Guidelines (Part VII Chapter IV Design Including a Graphic Image on a Screen)(PDF:1,451KB)
[* Outline of the Revision of the Design Examination Guidelines(PDF:107KB)]

Reference:the Design Examination Guidelines (Part VII Chapter IV Design Including a Graphic Image on a Screen) currently in force(PDF:5740KB)

2. Due date

Written comments must be received on or before January 19, 2016.

3. Submission of comments

Please give us your name*, contact information, and occupation, and send us your comments via one of the following methods:

* If you are a corporate body or an institution, please give us the name of the body, department, and person in charge.

E-mail

PA1D00@jpo.go.jp

Please indicate "Written comments on the draft revision of the Design Examination Guidelines"as the subject.

Facsimile

+81-3-5570-1588

To: Design Examination Standards Office, Design Div., Patent and Design Examination Depart., Japan Patent Office

Please indicate "Written comments on the draft revision of the Design Examination Guidelines" as the subject.

Postal mail

To: Design Examination Standards Office, Design Div., Patent and Design Examination Depart., Japan Patent Office

3-4-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8915, Japan

Please indicate "Written comments on the draft revision of the Design Examination Guidelines" as the subject.

4.Notes

Please note the following.

    • The comments submitted to us will be collectively taken into consideration when we make the final decisions. It is not our intention to respond to individual comments. In principle, no replies will be offered to inquiries on hypothetical cases and comments unrelated to this revision.
    • We do not accept comments and inquiries by telephone.
    • All descriptions excepting your name and contact information may be released to the public. However, if a comment contains personal information that could make it possible to identify an individual commenter, the concerned descriptions will be concealed prior to the release of the comment to the public.
    • The personal information included with your comments, such as your name, contact information etc., will be managed appropriately, and will only be used for administrative affairs related to the invitation for public comments, such to contact you in the event that we have any questions concerning your comments.

[Last updated 21 December 2015]

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