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Schedule of Fees

[From the web-site of JPO]

Schedule of fees

(after April 1, 2007)

1. Application

(1) Patents
Patent application ¥15,000
Application in foreign language ¥24,000
Entry into the national phase in Japan (under the PCT)
 
-for international applications filed on or after June 1, 2008 ¥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
1) For patent applications filed on or after April 1, 2004
Request for examination ¥168,600 + ¥4,000 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥101,200 + ¥2,400 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥151,700 + ¥3,600 per claim
-where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization ¥134,900 + ¥3,200 per claim
2) For patent applications filed by March 31, 2004 from January 1, 1988
Request for examination ¥84,300 + ¥2,000 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by the JPO (under the PCT) ¥16,900 + ¥400 per claim
-where the international search report has been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO (under the PCT) ¥67,400 + ¥1,600 per claim
-where the search report has been established by a designated searching organization ¥50,600 + ¥1,200 per claim
(2) Utility Models
1) For utility model applications filed by December 31, 1993 from January 1, 1988
Request for examination ¥46,500 + ¥1,100 per claim
2) For Utility Model applications filed on or after January 1, 1994
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) For utility model applications filed on or after April 1, 2005
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
2) For utility model applications filed by March 31, 2005 from January 1, 1994
1-3rd year: annually, ¥7,600 + ¥700 per claim
4-6th year: annually, ¥15,100 + ¥1,400 per claim
(3) Designs
1) For Designs applications filed on or after April 1, 2007
1-3rd year: annually, ¥ 8,500
4-10th year: annually, ¥16,900
11-15th year: annually, ¥33,800
16-20th year: annually, ¥ 33,800
Similar design registration: annually, ¥8,500
2) For Designs applications filed by March 31, 2007
1-3rd year: annually, ¥8,500
4-10th year: annually, ¥16,900
11-15th year: annually, ¥33,800
Similar design registration: annually, ¥8,500
(4) Trademarks
Registration fee (including defensive marks) : ¥37,600 per classification
Renewal fee: ¥48,500 per classification
Defensive mark renewal fee: ¥41,800 per classification

4. 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

5. After Registration

Registration of transfer of right:  
 -Patents ¥15,000
 -Utility models ¥9,000
 -Designs ¥9,000
 -Trademarks ¥30,000
 -General successions (inheritance, etc) ¥3,000
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.

[Last updated 18 May 2007]