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Schedule of fees

Schedule of fees
(on or after April 1, 2019)

1. Application

(1)Patents

Patent application Fees
Patent application ¥14,000
Application in foreign language ¥22,000
Submission of a description and drawings for a patent application containing a reference to a previously filed application ¥14,000
Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥14,000
Application for registration of an extension of the term of patent right ¥74,000

(2)Utility Models

 (Note: Applicants are required to pay registration fees for the 1st-3rd years in a lump sum at the time of filing)

Fees
Utility Model application ¥14,000
Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥14,000

(3)Designs

Fees
Design application ¥16,000
Request for secret design ¥5,100

(4)Trademarks

Fees
Trademark application ¥3,400 + ¥8,600 per classification
Defensive mark application ¥6,800 + ¥17,200 per classification

2. Request for Examination

(1)Patents

(For patent applications filed on or after April 1, 2019)
Fees
Request for examination ¥138,000 + ¥4,000 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥83,000 + ¥2,400 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥124,000 + ¥3,600 per claim
-where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization ¥110,000 + ¥3,200 per claim
(For patent applications filed on or before March 31, 2019)
Fees
Request for examination ¥118,000 +¥4,000 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥71,000 +¥2,400 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥106,000 +¥3,600 per claim
-where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization ¥94,000 +¥3,200 per claim

(2)Utility Models

Fees
Request for Registrability Report ¥42,000 + ¥1,000 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥8,400 + ¥200 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥33,600 + ¥800 per claim

3. Annual fee / Registration fee

(1)Patents

*Information for patent right holders residing outside of Japan who wish to pay directly patent annuity fees for 4th year and after

1) For patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1988

(For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥2,100 + ¥200 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥6,400 + ¥500 per claim
7-9th year: annually, ¥19,300 + ¥1,500 per claim
10-25th year: annually, ¥55,400 + ¥4,300 per claim
(For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥10,300 + ¥900 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥16,100 + ¥1,300 per claim
7-9th year: annually, ¥32,200 + ¥2,500 per claim
10-25th year: annually, ¥64,400 + ¥5,000 per claim

2) For patent applications filed on or before December 31, 1987

(For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥1,500 + ¥1,000 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥4,800 + ¥2,900 per claim
7-9th year: annually, ¥14,300 + ¥8,800 per claim
10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim
(For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥7,500 + ¥4,900 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥11,900 + ¥7,400 per claim
7-9th year: annually, ¥23,800 + ¥14,800 per claim
10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim

(2)Utility Models

Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥2,100 + ¥100 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥6,100 + ¥300 per claim
7-10th year: annually, ¥18,100 + ¥900 per claim

(3)Designs

1) For Designs applications filed on or after April 1, 2007

Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥8,500
4-20th year: annually, ¥16,900

2) For Designs applications filed by March 31, 2007

Fees
1-3rd year: annually, ¥8,500
4-15th year: annually, ¥16,900

(4)Trademarks

Fees
Registration fee: ¥28,200 per classification
 -Payment of registration fee by installments ¥16,400 per classification
Renewal fee: ¥38,800 per classification
 -Payment of renewal fee by installments ¥22,600 per classification
Defensive mark registration fee: ¥28,200 per classification
Defensive mark renewal fee: ¥33,400 per classification

4. Opposition/ Appeal / Trial

(1)Patents

Fees
Opposition ¥16,500 + ¥2,400 per claim
 Request for correction ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
Appeal ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
 Request for correction ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
Trial / Retrial for registration of an extension of the term of patent right ¥55,000

(2)Utility Models

Fees
Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim

(3)Designs

Fees
Appeal ¥55,000
Trial / Retrial ¥55,000

(4)Trademarks

Fees
Opposition ¥3,000 + ¥8,000 per classification
Appeal ¥15,000 + ¥40,000 per classification
Trial / Retrial ¥15,000 + ¥40,000 per classification

5. Others

Fees
Request for extension of a period ¥2,100
Request for extension of a specified time limit after the expiration of the time limit (except for Request for extension of the time limit specified under the Article 50 of the Patent Act) ¥4,200
Request for extension of the time limit specified under the Article 50 of the Patent Act after the expiration of the time limit ¥51,000
Notification of succession (Change in the name of applicant) ¥4,200
Request for other certificates: -on-line ¥1,100
-over the counter ¥1,400
Request for inspection of documents (paper) ¥1,500
Request for inspection of documents (digital): -on-line ¥600
-over the counter ¥900
Request for inspection of the Register (paper) ¥300
Request for inspection of the Register (digital) -on-line ¥600
-over the counter ¥800
Request for copy of documents (paper) ¥1,400
Request for issue of documents (digital): -on-line ¥1,000
-over the counter ¥1,300
Request for copy of the Register (paper) ¥350
Request for issue of the Register (digital): -on-line ¥800
-over the counter ¥1,100
Fee for rewriting data into electronic format ¥1,200 + ¥700 per sheet

6. After Registration

Fees
Registration of transfer of right: -Patents ¥15,000
-Utility models ¥9,000
-Designs ¥9,000
-Trademarks ¥30,000
-General successions (inheritance, etc) ¥3,000
Change in the name of owner (excluding transfer) ¥1,000

[Last updated 23 August 2019]