In this article, we will provide advice to those who want to recruit a trademark manager on where to post their positions, and to those who want to change jobs looking for a trademark-related position, we will provide information on whether a job in an IP law firm or in an IP department of big company is better suited for them, etc.
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).
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.
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?
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.
There are three ways to submit a trademark application to the JPO, each with different acceptance times. This article will also show you whether you need to hurry every minute to file your trademark application and what to do if a similar trademark is filed on the same day.
Is a law firm the right place to request an application for trademark registration? There are several legal qualifications and law firms, so this is a guide for those who are not sure where to consult regarding the process of obtaining trademark rights.
If an identical or similar logo is already registered in the same industry, the trademark cannot be registered even if an application is filed. Here is a free and easy way to search for trademark registration information for those who are considering applying for a logo trademark.
In this article, we will explain the difference between a "patent" and a "trademark". Once you come up with an idea, you need to obtain intellectual property rights to monopolize that idea. In addition to "copyrights" and "patent rights," intellectual property rights include "trademark rights," "design rights," and "utility model rights," which are also called industrial property rights. Both patent and trademark rights are granted upon application to the Patent Office and successful examination, but the subject matter and system of the rights are different. The following is a guide to the differences in the subject matter of protection and registration requirements.
To file application online for trademark registration by yourself, you must be prepared before the procedure. This section describes specific ways to prepare your facility environment for the trademark registration process.
Have you ever heard of Patent Information Platform (J-platpat), which allows you to find out what trademarks have been filed and registered in Japan, free of charge? Here, we explain what you can find out about trademark registration.
This article will explain the rough procedures (flow) for trademark registration, and also refer to the costs of interest involved in the process from filing an application to registration with the Japan Patent Office as well as the advantages of asking professionals such as patent attorneys in patent offices compared to register a trademark pro se. This article will also explain related terminology such as classification of goods and services etc.
To register a trademark, you need to file a trademark application with the Japan Patent Office. Here, we will introduce the general method of trademark registration, a service that allows you to easily apply for a trademark using the Internet, and some useful websites related to trademarks.
The purpose of the industrial property right system, including the trademark system, is to protect trademarks by registering them, and to contribute to the development of industry through the utilization of these rights. This section provides an overview of the system.
It is incorrect to say that if a trademark is in a different class, it can be registered even if someone else has already applied for a similar trademark. This article will show you how to determine when a trademark cannot be registered even if the classifications are different, and when a trademark can be registered even if the classifications are the same.
Use of a trademark registered by others may constitute trademark infringement. To avoid unknowingly infringing on the trademark rights of others, we will explain what constitutes trademark infringement, how to avoid the risk of infringement, how to safely use your trademark, and how to conduct a trademark search.
In filing an application for trademark registration with the Japan Patent Office, you may concern how much fee you need to pay when you request a patent attorney for the procedure. Here, we explain the general costs.
Contact a patent attorney to register your trademark! Patent attorneys are the point of contact for intellectual property rights such as patents and trademarks, and are experts in representing clients in procedures with the Patent Office.