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Application Procedures relation to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

April 16, 2020
Japan Patent Office

Japan Patent office

Japan Patent Office (JPO) remains open for all procedures, including electronic filings.

As preventive measures of COVID-19 at our office, alcohol disinfectant is placed at the reception desk, and our staff members wear masks.

For all the visitors, we ask for your understanding and cooperation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by washing your hands frequently and observing coughing manners.

IP Offices abroad

Due to the preventive measures of COVID-19, some IP offices abroad are closed. For procedures through the WIPO and other IP offices overseas, we ask our users to check the websites of each IP office.

Related information (as of April 16, 2020)



<Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs>

<Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Marks>

<Dedicated pages of IP offices concerning COVID-19>

* For updates of implement measures at other IP offices, refer to website of each IP office. Links to IP offices.

[Last updated 21 April 2020]

Inquiry for filing applications with the JPO

Official Services Management Section,

General Coordination Division,

Policy Planning and Coordination Department,



Inquiry for current situations at IP offices abroad

General Affairs Section,

International Policy Division,

International Cooperation Division,