JPO – Schedule of Fees

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Schedule of Fees


1. Application

(1) Patents
  • Patent application ¥15,000
  • Application in foreign language ¥24,000
  • Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥15,000
  • Application for registration of an extension of the term of patent right ¥74,000
(2) Utility Models (Note: Applicants are required to pay registration fees for the 1st-3rd years in a  lump sum at the time of filing)
  • Utility Model application ¥14,000
  • Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT) ¥14,000
(3) Designs
  • Design application ¥16,000
  • Request for secret design ¥5,100
(4) Trademarks
  • Trademark application ¥3,400 + ¥ 8,600 per classification
  • Defensive mark application ¥6,800 + ¥17,200 per classification

2. Request for Examination

(1) Patents
  • Request for examination ¥118,000 +¥4,000 per claim  -where the international search report has been
  • established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥71,000 +¥2,400 per claim -where the international search report has been established by an International Searching
  • Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥106,000 +¥3,600 per claim -where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization ¥94,000 +¥3,200 per claim
(2) Utility Models
  • Request for Registrability Report ¥42,000 + ¥1,000 per claim -where the international search report has
  • been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥8,400 + ¥200 per claim -where the international search report has been established by an International Searching
  • Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥33,600 + ¥800 per claim

3. Annual fee / Registration fee

(1) Patents
1) For patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1988(For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 2,300 + ¥ 200 per claim
  • 4-6th year: annually, ¥ 7,100 + ¥ 500 per claim
  • 7-9th year: annually, ¥21,400 + ¥1,700 per claim
  • 10-25th year: annually, ¥61,600 + ¥4,800 per claim(For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥11,400 + ¥1,000 per claim
  • 4-6th year: annually, ¥17,900 + ¥1,400 per claim
  • 7-9th year: annually, ¥35,800 + ¥2,800 per claim
  • 10-25th year: annually, ¥71,600 + ¥5,600 per claim
2) For patent applications filed on or before December 31, 1987(For patent applications requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004)
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 1,500 + ¥ 1,000 per claim
  • 4-6th year: annually, ¥ 4,800 + ¥ 2,900 per claim
  • 7-9th year: annually, ¥14,300 + ¥ 8,800 per claim
  • 10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim(For patent applications requested for examination on or before March 31, 2004)
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 7,500 + ¥ 4,900 per claim
  • 4-6th year: annually, ¥11,900 + ¥ 7,400 per claim
  • 7-9th year: annually, ¥23,800 + ¥14,800 per claim
  • 10-25th year: annually, ¥47,500 + ¥29,600 per claim
(2) Utility Models
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 2,100 + ¥100 per claim
  • 4-6th year: annually, ¥ 6,100 + ¥300 per claim
  • 7-10th year: annually, ¥18,100 + ¥900 per claim
(3) Designs
1) For Designs applications filed on or after April 1, 2007
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 8,500
  • 4-20th year: annually, ¥16,900
2) For Designs applications filed by March 31, 2007
  • 1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 8,500
  • 4-15th year: annually, ¥16,900
(4) Trademarks
  • Registration fee: ¥37,600 per classification -Payment of registration fee by installments ¥21,900 per classification
  • Renewal fee: ¥48,500 per classification -Payment of renewal fee by installments ¥28,300 per classification
  • Defensive mark registration fee: ¥37,600 per classification
  • Defensive mark renewal fee: ¥41,800 per classification

4. Request for Trial / Retrial

(1) Patents
  • Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
  • Trial / Retrial (for registration of an extension of the term of patent right) ¥55,000 (For patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1988)
(2) Utility Models
  • Trial / Retrial ¥49,500 + ¥5,500 per claim
  • Correction of description, claim or drawing attached to the application ¥1,400
(3) Designs
  • Trial / Retrial ¥55,000
(4) Trademarks
  • Trial / Retrial ¥15,000 + ¥ 40,000 per classification

5. Others

  • Request for extension of a period ¥2,100
  • Notification of succession (Change in the name of applicant) ¥4,200
  • Request for other certificates:  – on-line ¥1,100 / – over the counter ¥1,400
  • Request for inspection of documents (paper) ¥1,500
  • Request for inspection of documents (digital): – on-line ¥600 / – over the counter ¥900
  • Request for inspection of the Register (paper) ¥300
  • Request for inspection of the Register (digital) – on-line ¥600 / – over the counter ¥800
  • Request for copy of documents (paper) ¥1,400
  • Request for issue of documents (digital): – on-line ¥1,000 / – over the counter ¥1,300
  • Request for copy of the Register (paper) ¥350
  • Request for issue of the Register (digital): – on-line ¥800 /  – over the counter ¥1,100
  • Fee for rewriting data into electronic format ¥1,200 + ¥700 per sheet

6. After Registration

(1) Registration of transfer of right:
  • Patents ¥15,000
  • Utility models ¥ 9,000
  • Designs ¥ 9,000
  • Trademarks ¥30,000
  • General successions (inheritance, etc) ¥ 3,000
(2) Change in the name of owner (excluding transfer) ¥ 1,000
Note : An applicant who has neither an address nor residence (office, if the applicant is a legal entity) in Japan is required to pay almost all of fees through an agent who has an address or a residence (office, if the applicant is a legal entity) in Japan

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