How to reduce the cost of trademark registration!

Is it possible to register a trademark at a low cost?

Is it possible to register a trademark at a low cost? It seems difficult to register a trademark by myself.

The cost of trademark registration depends on which IP law firm / attorney you entrust.
There are also low-cost online trademark application services.
For a secure and low-cost trademark registration, I recommend Amazing DX, an online trademark application service by a leading IP law firm.

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目次 Index
    1. Is it possible to register a trademark at a low cost?
  1. Key points
  2. How to register a trademark at a low cost
  3. Examples of trademark registration costs (for foreign clients)
  4. Amazing DX is a secure and low-cost service

Key points

・The cost of trademark registration depends on who you ask to register your trademark.
・It is cheapest to register a trademark by yourself, but it is safer to entrust a trademark specialist. There are also low-cost online trademark application services.
・If you want to register your trademark safely at a low cost, you can use Amazing DX, an online trademark application service provided by a leading IP law firm.

How to register a trademark at a low cost

The cost of trademark registration is divided into Official fee paid to the JPO and Attorney’s fee paid to the agent (IP law firm / attorney).

Official fee to be paid to the JPO is the same regardless of which agent you entrust. Therefore, in order to register a trademark at a low cost, it is important to reduce Attorney’s fee to be paid to the agent.
There are two main ways to reduce Attorney’s fee.

・Registering a trademark by yourself
If you register your trademark by yourself, there is no Attorney’s fee to pay to the agent, so it is the cheapest way to register your trademark.
On the other hand, you will have to handle the procedures, management, etc., yourself, and you will take on the heavy responsibility.
If your application is refused, you may have to pay extra costs for re-application, etc. Therefore, it may be better to entrust an agent from the beginning.

・Registering a trademark using a low-cost online trademark application service
The fees vary depending on which online trademark application service you use, but with Amazing DX, you can receive support from an attorney specializing in trademarks at a lower cost than conventional IP law firms / attorneys.
With Amazing DX, you can rest assured that HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, an IP law firm with a large number of highly qualified attorneys specializing in trademarks, will take on the heavy responsibility as your agent.

[Reference] Online Trademark Application Service
In the case of the online service, IP law firms / attorneys are basically involved in the service, and the application documents are submitted in the format specified by the JPO. In addition, it is expected that the service will also follow up on correspondence and management when a notice of reasons for refusal is received during the examination or when a registration decision is issued as a result of the examination.
However, it is important to note that service and support varies depending on the online service provider.

Examples of trademark registration costs (for foreign clients)

Example of trademark registration costs for one class (total amount of application fees + registration fees)
・Trademark registration by yourself
Approx. 30,000 yen (Official fee)

・Trademark registration using Amazing DX, an online trademark application service
Approx. 80,000 yen (Official fee + Attorney’s fee)

・Trademark registration by entrusting an IP law firm / attorney
Approx. 200,000 yen (Official fee + Attorney’s fee) *Fees vary depending on the IP law firm / attorney.

*The cost varies depending on the number of classes.
*When responding to reasons for refusal during the examination, a separate agent fee will be charged according to the response.
*The registration fee is calculated based on a 5-year registration fee; a 10-year registration fee may be selected.
*After trademark registration, it is possible to continue the trademark right semi-permanently by paying a renewal fee before the expiration of the term of the trademark right.

[Reference] Trademark search for registration possibility before filing an application
Although a trademark search is not mandatory, it is recommended that a trademark search be conducted prior to filing an application for trademark registration.
Since the Trademark Law adopts the first-to-file principle, when identical or similar trademarks are applied for, the first application filed is given priority for registration. Therefore, even if you file an application with much effort, if your trademark is determined to be identical or similar to another’s previously registered (previously filed) trademark, you will not be able to register your trademark. In addition, if you use a trademark that is similar to a previously registered trademark, you may be infringing on the trademark rights of others.
You can conduct a trademark search for prior trademarks yourself using the ” J-PlatPat” website (free of charge), but it is possible that you may use the wrong search method.
If you entrust an IP law firm /attorney to conduct the search, you will be charged a search fee depending on the IP law firm / attorney you entrust.
With Amazing DX, you can use a simple trademark search free of charge. (No search fee)

Amazing DX is a secure and low-cost service

As mentioned above, although registering a trademark by yourself is the cheapest option, considering the burden and risks involved in the procedures and management, Amazing DX is the most recommended option as a secure and low-cost service.
While you can reduce the cost of trademark registration by using Amazing DX, you can leave the heavy responsibility to HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK.

I see! Registering a trademark by myself is inexpensive, but I’m worried, and entrusting an IP law firm / attorney seems expensive. Amazing DX is a low-cost and secure service, and perfect for me!

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