Can we get subsidies or grants for trademark registration?

Can we get subsidies or grants for trademark registration?

I heard that by using Amazing DX you can register your trademark for a low price. I wonder if there are any other deals out there.

Just by using Amazing DX, you can save a lot of money. In addition, for example, the Japan Patent Office and local governments offer grants and subsidies for patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property. If you meet the requirements, you can register your trademark at a discount by receiving subsidies.

I see. I’d like to know more about it.

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・The Japan Patent Office and local governments offer grants, subsidies, and other assistance related to patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property.
・If you meet the requirements, you can register your trademark inexpensively by receiving a subsidy.
・Even if you are not eligible for a grant, Amazing DX can help you register your trademark inexpensively, quickly, and reliably.

Grant and subsidy programs for trademark registration

First, it is important to reduce the fees paid to the agent in order to reduce the costs associated with trademark registration.
By using Amazing DX, you can have the process of trademark registration handled with confidence and at a low cost.

In addition to Amazing DX, there are other ways to reduce costs by taking advantage of subsidies and grant programs offered by the Japan Patent Office, local governments, and other organizations.
(For intellectual property (patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, etc.), there are subsidy and grant programs offered by the Patent Office and local governments.)

・Subsidy Programs and Support system by the JPO
The JPO subsidizes one-half of the cost of foreign trademark applications for small and medium-sized enterprises, etc. (Example of the Support Program for Foreign Applications by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in FY2021).
The cost of a foreign application is higher than the cost of a domestic application. If you meet the requirements and receive the subsidy, you will receive one-half of the foreign application fee, thereby reducing the foreign application fee.
For details on the support system, requirements, etc., please refer to the JPO website.

・Subsidy Programs and Support system by Local Governments, etc.
Most programs are for foreign trademarks, but there are also programs for domestic trademarks.
For example, Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo subsidizes one-half of the cost of filing and registering a domestic trademark application for small and medium-sized enterprises, etc. (example of the Industrial Property Right Acquisition Support Program for FY2021).
The Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JAPAA) website provides a list of links to subsidy programs provided by local governments nationwide. For details, please refer to the website of each local government.

Japan Patent Attorneys Association website: “Subsidy Programs by Local Governments, etc.” (external link)

(Reference) Example of Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Subsidy recipients
1) Small and medium-sized enterprises (as defined by the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Basic Law) that meet the specified conditions
2) Industry-specific organizations or shopping associations that meet the specified conditions

・Subsidized ExpensesFiling fee
Registration fee
Expenses paid to a patent attorney or lawyer for obtaining an industrial property right
(Consumption tax is not subsidized)

・Subsidy rate and amount
One-half of the expenses eligible for subsidy (subsidy limit of 200,000 yen)

(Reference) Points to keep in mind when utilizing subsidies and grant programs
・Eligibility, cost, subsidy rate, subsidy amount, application period, etc. vary depending on the subsidy program of each local government.
・The application process requires a certain amount of effort in terms of preparation and submission of documents. In addition, if there are documents to be prepared by a representative (patent office or patent attorney), a separate representative fee may be charged.

・Many programs are offered on an annual basis, and many of them are closed at the end of the fiscal year, for example.
・It is necessary to time the application according to the application period and requirements of the grant or subsidy you wish to apply for.


*If a third party files an identical or similar trademark application first while you are trying to time your trademark application according to the application period or requirements of the system, you may not be able to register your trademark (first-to-file principle).
If the timing and requirements for grants and subsidies are not met, you can apply for trademark registration cheaply, quickly, and safely by simply using Amazing DX. With Amazing DX, the trademark application process can be completed in as little as one day.
Please note that Amazing DX does not provide support for grant applications, as this is a service that requires minimal time and cost.

Reference example

The following is a rough estimate of the one-half subsidy for both filing and registration fees when using a patent firm and using Amazing DX.

・For one class (including stamp fee and attoney’s fee)
Patent firm:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 140,000 yen →subsidiary aid:Approx. 70,000 yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx.70,000 yen


Amazing DX:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 50,000 yen  → subsidiary aid:Approx. 25,000 yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx. 25,000 yen

・For two classes (including stamp fee and attoney’s fee)
Patent firm:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 230,000 yen → subsidiary aid:Approx. 115,000 yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx. 115,000 yen


Amazing DX:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 100,000 yen → subsidiary aid:Approx. 50,000 yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx. 50,000 yen

・For three classes (including stamp fee and attoney’s fee)
Patent firm:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 350,000 yen → subsidiary aid:Approx. 175,000 yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx. 175,000 yen


Amazing DX:Filing fee + Registration fee:Approx. 150,000 yen→ subsidiary aid:Approx. 75,000yen, paying one’s own expenses:Approx. 75,000yen

※The above patent firm fees are an example, but in the above example, it is cheaper to use Amazing DX without a subsidy than to use a patent firm and receive a one-half subsidy.
(In other words, the filing fee plus registration fee with Amazing DX is less than half of that with a patent firm.)

Summary

As described above, you can reduce the cost of trademark registration by using Amazing DX first, and if you meet the requirements, you can register your trademark at a discount by receiving subsidies from local governments and other organizations. If the requirements and timing for subsidies and subsidies do not meet your requirements, you can request Amazing DX to register your trademark at a low cost, quickly, and with peace of mind.

Amazing DX is represented by HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, a patent firm with a wealth of experience and achievements.Therefore, you can consult with us and request us to handle your foreign application smoothly and without anxiety. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in taking advantage of subsidies and grants related to foreign applications.

I see that the requirements and timing are important to receive assistance. Even if we don’t get subsidized, just using Amazing DX is a great deal!

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HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK
大阪法務戦略部長 八谷 晃典
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