IP Information

1(a) Filing requirements for PCT National Phase Entry in Japan

  1. Specification including title, description, claims, abstract and drawings
  2. PCT Application number and date thereof
  3. Registered name, address and nationality of the Applicant
  4. Name and address of the Inventor
  5. Copies of amendment under Article 19 or 34 – optional

Note: A Power of Attorney is not required to file a patent application in Japan.

In the case where a request for entering the national phase in Japan is filed within one month from the deadline of filing, a Japanese translation of the specification may be filed within two months from the filing date.

1(b) Filing requirements for patent applications in Japan (Paris Convention)

  1. Specification including title, description, claims, abstract and drawings
  2. Registered name, address and nationality of the Applicant
  3. Name and address of the Inventor
  4. Convention Priority Details including country, date, the Applicant and number of basic priority application(s)

Note: A Power of Attorney is not required to file a patent application in Japan.

2.Filing requirements for Trademark Applications in Japan

  1. Style of the trademark
  2. List of designated goods or services
  3. Registered name, address and nationality of the Applicant
  4. A certified copy of a basic priority application

Note: A Power of Attorney is not required to file a trademark application in Japan

3. Filing requirements for Utility Model Applications in Japan

  1. Specification including title, description, claims, abstract and drawings
  2. Registered name, address and nationality of the Applicant
  3. Name and address of the Inventor
  4. Convention Priority Details including country, date, the Applicant and number of basic priority application(s)

Note: A Power of Attorney is not required to file a utility model application in Japan.

4. Filing requirements for Design Applications in Japan

  1. Drawings of the design (Six views of the article, orthographic drawings)
  2. An article or articles to which the design is applied
  3. Registered name, address and nationality of the Applicant
  4. Name and address of the creator of the design
  5. Dimensions and material of the article or articles, if the appearance varies according to the dimensions and material
  6. Characteristics of the design (Brief description of the design)
  7. Part which has novelty of design
  8. Statement as to whether a part design or a whole design
  9. Convention Priority Details including country, date, the Applicant and number of basic priority application(s)

Note: A Power of Attorney is not required to file a design application in Japan.

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