It explains how long it takes for a trademark application to be published, details what information is published and why, and how to search for published trademarks. If you are considering filing a trademark application or have already filed one, this is a must read.
In order to have your trademark application registered, you need to respond to a notice from the JPO called a decision of trademark registration. In this section, we will explain what an "decision of trademark registration" is, and then look at how to respond to the decision of trademark registration.
A divisional application is an application for trademark registration in which a part of the designated goods or services of the applied-for trademark is divided. This article explains when to file a divisional application and some important points to keep in mind.
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.
This article explains third party’s observation system for trademarks, in which you submit information that will work against the examination of an another party’s trademark application by the Japan Patent Office when you want to prevent the trademark application from being registered. Advantages and disadvantages of the system are explained in detail.
In order to maintain a registered trademark, renewal procedures must be filed with the JPO every 10 years. Although renewal is every 10 years, the registration fee can be paid in installments of 5 years each. The advantages and disadvantages of paying in installments are explained.
This article explains the concept of trademark registration when the prospects for use of the trademark are uncertain, and how to obtain trademark rights in order to avoid cancellation after registration, as well as the system of non-use cancellation trials.
This article explains in detail how the regional collective trademark system differs from a regular trademark application. The article will also provide an overview of the system and introduce actual trademarks that have been registered.
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).
The trademark opposition system gives third parties opportunities to seek cancellation of a trademark registration from a broad public interest perspective. The following is a specific explanation of what it entails, including the timing requirements to be aware of.
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!
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.
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.
This article will explain the differences between trademark right and copyright as intellectual property rights as rights related to intellectual properties. This article will also explain the cases where it is better to obtain a trademark registration for a work in addition to the protections afforded by copyright to the creator of the work.