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 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.
This section explains the registration fee required to obtain trademark rights. Even if the registration of a trademark is granted, the trademark right will not arise without payment of the registration fee. We will also explain how much the registration fee is required.