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Invitation for Users’ Opinions for Examination Quality Improvement

The JPO welcomes users’ opinions for examination quality improvement. We would appreciate it if you could let us know your opinion through the “Opinion Submission Form for Examination Quality Improvement (linked to an external site)” after you agree to the notes below. For better understanding of your opinion, please enter a specific application number (if you know it) in the applicable column in the Form.

Notes

(1) How we use the information you give

We use the information you give only for future improvement in examination quality at the JPO, and will not use for any other purpose. We take a special care of handling the information through the Form and do not directly communicate it to the examiner in charge, so that the fact that you give the information should not lead to any disadvantage for you. We do not answer the questions individually, but may contact you for inquiry on the information you gave.

  • * If your application is pending and you would like to submit a written opinion or make a request for an appeal against examiner's decision of refusal, please follow the prescribed procedures in accordance with the applicable acts or regulations. In order to provide the information on the others’ pending applications, please use the information provision system (on patents"Submission of Observations from Third Parties" or trademarks"Provision of Information on Application for Trademark Registration") as prescribed in the applicable acts or regulations.

(2) How we use your personal information

Personal information will only be used for inquiries as to the cases on which you have presented, and will not be used for any other purpose.

[Last updated 23 February 2018]

Contacts

For Patent Examination Quality, please contact the Quality Management Office in the Administrative Affairs Division under the Patent and Design Examination Department

TEL:+81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 3121)

E-mail:PA2A30@jpo.go.jp

For Design Examination Quality, please contact the Design Division under the Patent and Design Examination Department

TEL:+81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 2907)

E-mail:PA1520@jpo.go.jp

For Trademark Examination Quality, please contact the Trademark Division under the Trademark and Customer Relations Department

TEL:+81-3-3581-1101 (ex. 2805)

E-mail:PA1400@jpo.go.jp

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