Japan

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the registration date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period, with late fine
Use provisions Non-use of a trade mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claim
PCT national phase

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date.  Extensions of the duration of patents relating to pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals are available under certain circumstances
Annuities

Annuities for the first, second and third years of the term of a patent are included in the registration fee.  Further annuities must be paid in advance each year before the anniversary of the date of grant, i.e. commencing with the fee for the fourth year which falls due 36 months from the date of grant.

There is a 6 month grace period

DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the grant date
Renewal

Annuities for the first, second and third years of the term of the design are included in the registration fee.  Further annuities must be paid in advance each year before the anniversary of the date of grant, i.e. commencing with the fee for the fourth year which falls due 36 months from the date of grant.

There is a 6 month grace period