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Questions and Answers about Trial and Appeal System

Questions and Answers about Trial/Appeal Examinations

The following are the typical questions asked about the trial and appeal system. Please refer to the “Questions and Answers about Trial and Appeal Procedures” for specific procedures.

  1. Appeal Against an Examiner’s Decision of Refusal (PDF:86KB)
  2. Trials for Invalidation (PDF:93KB)(updated December 10, 2015)
  3. Trials for Correction (PDF:90KB) (updated December 10, 2015)
  4. Opposition to Patents(PDF:196KB) (updated December 10, 2015)
  5. Trial for Rescission of Trademark Registration (PDF:27KB)
  6. Opposition to Trademark Registration (PDF:64KB)
  7. Hantei (Advisory Opinions on the Scope of a Right) (PDF:35KB)
  8. Post-Grant Submission of Information by Third Parties (PDF:16KB)

Questions and Answers about Trial and Appeal Procedures

The following are the typical questions asked about the procedures for filing a request for trial or appeal.

Questions and Answers about Trial and Appeal Procedures (PDF:251KB)(updated January 19, 2016)

[Last updated 19 January 2016]

Contacts

Trial and Appeal Procedures

・For appeal examinations (appeal against an examiner’s decision of refusal/ appeal against an examiner’s decision of dismissing an amendment/ opposition to trademark registration):

<Appeals concerning patent and utility model>

Research and J-term (Judge term) Management Section

FAX[03-3580-5388]

FAX: +81-3-3580-5388

E-mail: PA6120@jpo.go.jp

 

・For trial examinations (trial for invalidation/ trial for correction/ trial for rescission of trademark registration/ Hantei)

<Trials concerning patent and utility model>

FAX[03-3580-5388]

FAX: +81-3-3580-5388

E-mail: PA6C00@jpo.go.jp

 

Trial and Appeal Examinations

・For trial and appeal examinations in general and post-grant submission of information

Trial and Appeal Policy Planning Office

FAX[03-3584-1987]

FAX: +81-3-3584-1987

E-mail: PA6B00@jpo.go.jp

 

・For procedures for inquiry of status of trial and appeal examinations Research and J-term (Judge term) Management Section

FAX[03-3580-5388]

FAX: +81-3-3584-1987

E-mail: PA6120@jpo.go.jp