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Guide for Trademark Registration in Japan

Concerning applicants
 
l Applicants must be eligible to enforce rights; namely, natural persons (individuals) or legal entities.
l Overseas applicants not domiciled or resident in Japan are allowed to obtain industrial property rightsin Japan in the following cases:
1. Where the citizens of countries of the Union to the Paris Convention or of members of the World Trade Organization (including the citizens of a country of the associate Union to the Paris Convention) seek industrial property rights in Japan or are eligible to receive national treatment based on bilateral treaty.
2. Where the citizens belong to the countries which allow Japanese nationals to obtain industrial property rights under the same conditions as for their own nationals.
3. Where the citizens belong to the countries which allow Japanese nationals to obtain industrial property rights under the same conditions as for their own nationals in the case where Japan allows nationals of that countries to obtain industrial property rights.
4. Where the citizens of a member countries of the Trademark Law Treaty seek trademark rights in Japan.
 
Concerning procedures for overseas applicants
 
Overseas applicants not domiciled or resident in Japan are required to appoint a patent administrator domiciled or resident in Japan in order to undertake the procedures with the Japan Patent Office.
 
Concerning the filing documents
 
l All documents are to be filed in Japanese with the exception of filing an application with foreign language documents*. 
*Note: Application with foreign language documents (patents)
l Applicants must prepare a request written in Japanese, along with foreign language documents.
l Japanese translations of the foreign language documents must be submitted within one year and two months from the filing date.
 

Advantages of Trademark Registration

  • Establishing brand effect

    Trademark is Brand,Easy for consumers to identify, fast market occupation
  • Brand protection

    ®Trademark protected by law
    To avoid vicious competition within the industry, to prevent the infringement of other enterprises.
  • Necessary qualification

    Necessary qualification for settlement in large supermarkets, regular online shop business platform and Media advertising, official certification for Blog, WeChat
  • Intangible assets

    As intangible assets, can be transferred, be inheritted, be invested, be mortgaged, etc Owning a high economic value

Risk for Trademark without registration

1、Malicious registration 2、User is not the owner of trademark. Misuse inevitable. 3、Trademark Infringement unadvoidable.

Registration procedure

  • Person to Person link

    One to one following
  • Trademark Design and Enquiry

    1 working day
  • Materails Submission

    1-2 working days
  • Acceptance notice

    Trade,ark Office within 3 months
  • Trademark Registration Certificate issurance

    Registration completion within 12-18 months.

Trademark application has the risk.Not all trademarks can be registered. We will carefully check before submission, and advise you to minimize the risk.

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