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2016.Feb.15(Mon)

Change of Official Fees (reduction) effective April 1, 2016

The Japan Patent Office announced their new fee schedule and fees for obtaining/maintaining patent registration.  The revision of the schedule summarized below will be in effect starting April 1, 2016.

 

 

Patent Registration/Maintenance Fee

 

 

Until March 31, 2016

On or After April 1, 2016

1st-to-3rd year

JPY 2,300

+ JPY 200 per claim

JPY 2,100

+ JPY 200 per claim

4th-to-6th year

JPY 7,100

+ JPY 500 per claim

JPY 6,400

+ JPY 500 per claim

7th-to-9th year

JPY 21,400

+ JPY 1,700 per claim

JPY 19,300

+ JPY 1,500 per claim

10th-to-25th year

JPY 61,600

+ JPY 4,800 per claim

JPY 55,400

+ JPY 4,300 per claim


N.B. For patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1988 and requested for examination on or after April 1, 2004. 
For other applications, different fees are applied.  Please contact us for an estimate for a specific application.

 

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