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Revision of Fee for Request for Patent Examination (Effective on April 1, 2019)

January 2019

In accordance with the enactment of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “Amended Laws, etc.”), the fee for request for patent examination will be increased. Below is a table listing the current fees and the revised fees.

List of Current and Revised Fees for Request for Patent Examination and the Effective Date

Kind of Application Fee Effective Date
Request for Examination for Regular Patent Applications After Revision:
JPY 138,000+No. of
Claims × JPY 4,000

(Before Revision:
JPY 118,000+No. of Claims × JPY 4,000)
For patent applications filed on or after April 1st, 2019
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) After Revision:
JYP 83,000+No. of Claims × JPY2,400
(Before Revision:
JYP 71,000+No. of Claims × JPY2,400)
For international applications filed on or after April 1st, 2019
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) After Revision:
JPY 124,000+No. of Claims × JPY 3,600

(Before Revision:
JPY106,000+No. of Claims × JPY 3,600)
For international applications filed on or after April 1st, 2019
-where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization After Revision:
JPY 110,000+No. of Claims × JPY 3,200

(Before Revision:
JPY94,000+No. of Claims × JPY 3,200)
For patent applications filed on or after April 1st, 2019

※ For the division/conversion of applications, fees shall be based on the actual filing date of new applications. Fees shall not be applied retroactively.

New fee schedule and old fee schedule(For Regular Patent Applications)

[Last updated 23 January 2019]