This article explains whether foreigners can apply for Japanese patents and trademark registrations. It also includes information on how to file an application with the Japan Patent Office and where to go for advice.
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 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.
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.
We will explain the procedures for changing the address, name, etc. of the applicant for patent, trademark application, etc., as well as the disadvantages of not changing the address, etc.
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.
For sole proprietors and freelancers! This article explains the advantages and disadvantages, methods and cautions for sole proprietors to apply for trademark registration of trade names and other trademarks in Japan. Also the difference between a trade name and a trade name.
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.
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.
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.
Is it safe if we obtain trademark rights in Japan...? No. If you have or are considering doing business in a foreign country, you should consider applying for a trademark in a foreign country. Here we introduce the necessity and how to do it.
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.
Before registering a trademark, you may want to know how much the process will cost you. This section explains the total cost, its breakdown (official fees, attorney fees), and the contents (trademark search, application, registration).
This is a concrete explanation of how to do the application procedures for trademark registration with Amazing DX. In addition to the general trademark process, we will also give you some points on the difference between doing the procedures for trademark registration by yourself and asking a patent firm or patent attorney.
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.