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Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan

Followings are the English texts of the Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan. When any ambiguity of interpretation is found in this provisional translation, the Japanese text shall prevail.

Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan (full text except Annex) (PDF:4,109KB)

Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model in Japan applied to Examination on Applications for Registration of Patent Term Extension of Patent Applications filed on or before March 9, 2020

Revision History of the Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model

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[Last updated 15 April 2020]

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