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Notice regarding Trademark System for Retail and Wholesale Services

Notice regarding Trademark System for Retail and Wholesale Services

The trademark system for retail services or wholesale services1 was introduced on April 1st, 2007, and a mark that is used for retail services or wholesale services can be registered as a service mark.

For the main points for filing an application regarding retail services or wholesale services, please click this.(PDF:119KB)

1Retailers or wholesalers provide a wide variety of services such as bringing together a variety of goods, providing explanations to customers, and arranging goods to enable customers to view the goods conveniently. The Japan Patent Office (JPO) regards these services as a whole as retail services or wholesale services.

[Last updated 11 March 2014]

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