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Schedule of fees

Schedule of fees
(on or after April 1, 2016)

1. Application
(1) Patents
  Patent application ¥14,000
  Application in foreign language ¥22,000
  Submission of a description and drawings for a patent application containing a reference to a previously filed application ¥14,000
  Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥14,000
  Application for registration of an extension of the term of patent right ¥74,000
 
(2) Utility Models
  (Note: Applicants are required to pay registration fees for the 1st-3rd years in a lump sum at the time of filing)  
  Utility Model application ¥14,000
  Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥14,000
 
(3) Designs
  Design application ¥16,000
  Request for secret design ¥5,100
 
(4) Trademarks
  Trademark application ¥3,400 + ¥ 8,600 per classification
  Defensive mark application ¥6,800 + ¥17,200 per classification

2. Request for Examination
(1) Patents
   Request for examination ¥118,000 +¥4,000 per claim
   -where the international search report has been  
   established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥71,000 +¥2,400 per claim
   -where the international search report has  
   been established by an International Searching  
   Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥106,000 +¥3,600 per claim
   -where the search report has been established by  
   a designated searching organization ¥94,000 +¥3,200 per claim
 
(2) Utility Models
   Request for Registrability Report ¥42,000 + ¥1,000 per claim
   -where the international search report has
   been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥8,400 + ¥200 per claim
   -where the international search report has
   been established by an International Searching
   Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥33,600 + ¥800 per claim

3. Annual fee / Registration fee
(1) Patents
  1) For patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1988
   (For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 2,100 + ¥ 200 per claim
   4-6th year: annually, ¥ 6,400 + ¥ 500 per claim
   7-9th year: annually, ¥19,300 + ¥1,500 per claim
   10-25th year: annually, ¥55,400 + ¥4,300 per claim
   (For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥10,300 + ¥900 per claim
   4-6th year: annually, ¥16,100 + ¥1,300 per claim
   7-9th year: annually, ¥32,200 + ¥2,500 per claim
   10-25th year: annually, ¥64,400 + ¥5,000 per claim
 
  2) For patent applications filed on or before December 31, 1987
   (For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 1,500 + ¥ 1,000 per claim
   4-6th year: annually, ¥ 4,800 + ¥ 2,900 per claim
   7-9th year: annually, ¥14,300 + ¥ 8,800 per claim
   10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim
   (For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 7,500 + ¥ 4,900 per claim
   4-6th year: annually, ¥11,900 + ¥ 7,400 per claim
   7-9th year: annually, ¥23,800 + ¥14,800 per claim
   10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim
 
(2) Utility Models
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 2,100 + ¥100 per claim
   4-6th year: annually, ¥ 6,100 + ¥300 per claim
   7-10th year: annually, ¥18,100 + ¥900 per claim
 
(3) Designs
  1) For Designs applications filed on or after April 1, 2007
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 8,500
   4-20th year: annually, ¥16,900
 
  2) For Designs applications filed by March 31, 2007
   1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 8,500
   4-15th year: annually, ¥16,900
 
(4) Trademarks
  Registration fee: ¥28,200 per classification
   -Payment of registration fee by installments ¥16,400 per classification
  Renewal fee: ¥38,800 per classification
   -Payment of renewal fee by installments ¥22,600 per classification
  Defensive mark registration fee: ¥28,200 per classification
  Defensive mark renewal fee: ¥33,400 per classification

4. Opposition/ Appeal / Trial
(1) Patents
  Opposition ¥16,500 + ¥2,400 per claim
    Request for correction ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
  Appeal ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
    Request for correction ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
  Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
  Trial / Retrial for registration of an extension of the term of patent right ¥55,000
 
(2) Utility Models
   Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
 
(3) Designs
   Appeal ¥55,000
 Trial / Retrial ¥55,000
 
(4) Trademarks
   Opposition ¥3,000 + ¥ 8,000 per classification
 Appeal ¥15,000 + ¥ 40,000 per classification
 Trial / Retrial ¥15,000 + ¥ 40,000 per classification

5. Others
  Request for extension of a period ¥2,100
  Request for extension of a specified time limit after the expiration of the time limit (except for Request for extension of the time limit specified under the Article 50 of the Patent Act) ¥4,200
  Request for extension of the time limit specified under the Article 50 of the Patent Act after the expiration of the time limit ¥51,000
  Notification of succession (Change in the name of applicant) ¥4,200
  Request for other certificates:  
   -on-line ¥1,100
   -over the counter ¥1,400
  Request for inspection of documents (paper) ¥1,500
  Request for inspection of documents (digital):  
   -on-line ¥600
   -over the counter ¥900
  Request for inspection of the Register (paper) ¥300
  Request for inspection of the Register (digital)  
   -on-line ¥600
   -over the counter ¥800
  Request for copy of documents (paper) ¥1,400
  Request for issue of documents (digital):  
   -on-line ¥1,000
   -over the counter ¥1,300
  Request for copy of the Register (paper) ¥350
  Request for issue of the Register (digital):  
   -on-line ¥800
   -over the counter ¥1,100
  Fee for rewriting data into electronic format ¥1,200 + ¥700 per sheet

6. After Registration
  Registration of transfer of right:  
   -Patents ¥15,000
   -Utility models ¥ 9,000
   -Designs ¥ 9,000
   -Trademarks ¥30,000
   -General successions (inheritance, etc) ¥ 3,000
  Change in the name of owner (excluding transfer) ¥ 1,000

[Last updated 1 April 2016]