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Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan applied to the examination up to September 30th 2015

Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan is revised in September16th 2015. The following Examination Guidelines is applied the examination up to September 30th 2015.

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 16 September 2015]

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