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Forms for an application and other procedures

 3-1. Are there any sample application forms for patents, utility models, industrial designs, and trademarks?

The following are sample forms for each type of application.


Sample form (Japanese (Word:42KB)English Translation (Word:39KB))

[Utility Model]

Sample form (Japanese (Word:42KB)English Translation (Word:38KB))

[Industrial Design]

Sample form (Japanese (Word:35KB)English Translation (Word:37KB))


Sample form (Japanese (Word:32KB)English Translation (Word:31KB))

* Please note that under Article 8 of the Patent Act, persons who don't reside or who are not domiciled in Japan cannot conduct most procedures directly with the JPO and must appoint a representative (Patent Administrator) in Japan. There are some specific exceptions to this rule, such as filing the initial patent application and paying the annual patent fees for each year, starting with the fourth year, which must be paid by the end of the previous year. However, these exceptions for patent filings do not apply to applications filed to register utility models, designs, and trademarks. We highly recommend that you appoint a patent attorney as your representative and consult with him or her about the procedures in detail.

See FAQ 1-6:?"How can I get a list of patent attorneys in Japan?"