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Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

December 2014
Examination Standards Office

Followings are the English texts of the Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan. When any ambiguity of interpretation is found in this provisional translation, the Japanese text shall prevail.

Applicable periods and applications of this Guidelines (PDF:58KB)

Contents

Part Ⅰ Description and Claims

Part Ⅱ Requirements for Patentability

Part Ⅲ Amendment of Description, Claims and Drawings

Part Ⅳ Priority

Part Ⅴ Special Applications

Part Ⅵ Patent Term Extension

Part Ⅶ Examination Guidelines for Inventions in Specific Fields

Part Ⅷ Foreign Language Application

Part Ⅸ Procedure of Examination

Part Ⅹ Utility Model

Appendix

Measurement Act (PDF:61KB) [Act No. 51 of 1992 (extract)]

[Last updated 26 December 2014]

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