When applying for a trademark, you may be wondering whether to file a single application designating multiple classes or multiple applications per class. Here we explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.
I don't know where trademark registration is done. This article will help you to understand this question. It also introduces the benefits of registration and the process and fees to help you protect your business.
An important process in branding is choosing a brand name. This article explains what to consider when deciding on a brand name, whether to use a Japanese name that is easy to understand or a foreign name in a foreign language such as English that is easy to use in other countries.
The article explains how long a trademark registration is valid and if trademark rights can be renewed. The article also explains how long a trademark is registered, how to pay the registration fee, and when the right expires.
How much does it cost to obtain trademark rights? This article explains in detail the fees required for trademark registration, including how to calculate the fees to be paid to the Patent Office if you file the application yourself, and the market rate of fees if you request a patent attorney.
Patents and trademarks have one thing in common in that they are registered in the Patent Office registry and conferred the rights of patent and trademark, respectively, after an application is filed with the Patent Office and the application passes the examination. These are both types of intellectual property rights. This article will introduce the differences between these rights granted by the JPO and how they are used.
This article provides an overview of "Application for International Registration under the Protocol of the Madrid Agreement ("Madrid Protocol Application")," a system for registering a trademark in foreign countries (country/region).
To register a trademark, it may be necessary to obtain permission (consent) from a specific person or company to use the registered trademark or to obtain permission (license agreement) to use the trademark from another party. This article provides a detailed explanation of trademark use and permission/permission.
Upon payment of the trademark registration fee, the JPO will issue and mail you a registration certificate. The certificate contains information about the trademark registration and should be kept in a safe place.
Do you know that there are many different types of trademarks in Japan? Here is an overview of the different types of trademarks in Japan, including traditional trademarks, new types of trademarks, Regional Collective Trademark Registration System, Defensive Mark Registration System, and much more!
Since there are various deadlines for Japanese trademark registration procedures, it is necessary to have the skills to calculate the deadlines and manage them so as not to overstep. Here we will introduce how to calculate the deadlines, as well as the deadlines for responding to a notice of reasons for refusal, payment of registration fees, and renewal deadlines.
Who should we consult or hire to register our trademark in Japan? There are several legal qualifications and firms to worry about. This is a guide for those who are not sure whether they should ask an administrative scrivener, a patent attorney, or a lawyer.
We introduce you to paid databases that can help you register your trademark. We provide a comprehensive introduction to the services of representative sites that offer paid databases for more specialized trademark searches, allowing for comparison with free databases.
Just because you have registered your trademark does not mean you are safe. Trademarks must be used continuously or they can be revoked. In addition, use of a trademark does not mean simply "using" the trademark, so it is important to be aware of the "use" of your trademark after it has been registered. This article provides information on "use" of a trademark.
This article explains countermeasures to be taken when your naming etc. is intercepted and registered as a trademark by others. What are the reasons for being preempted? Should I consult a patent attorney? How to prevent preemption in China?
Trademark registration is a way to acquire rights to a character. By registering its name or design as a trademark, you can prevent others from copying or using it without your permission. This article will explain in detail how to register a trademark for a character and what to note for it.
There are cases where even a simple word such as a single kanji character can be registered as a trademark. We will explain by taking Nintendo's trademark registration of "草" as an example.