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Changes to fee rates for patent, trademark and renewal registration from April 1, 2022

Oct 1, 2021


Changes to fee rates for patent, trademark and renewal registration from April 1, 2022 in Japan


 

The Cabinet approved a Cabinet Order to specify the effective date of the Act for Partial Revision of the Patent Act, which also includes provisions for the revision of patent fees. (List of IP information September 16, 2021 (3) 2. reference) In that connection, there will be changes to fee rates from April 1,2022, which will apply only to patents, trademark, and international applications. There will be no changes to the utility models and designs fees.

Please refer to the table below for the revised fees. The official decision has not been made yet, but the fees will likely be revised. In addition, fees for international applications for patents and utility models, as well as international applications for trademark registration are also scheduled to be revised. We will inform you again of any changes once there is more information.

 

        Patents

Item

Amount before revision

Amount after revision

Reference: Patent fee in the case of claim 5 (for one year)

Before Revision

After Revision (Price Increase)

Annual fee
1-3rd year

¥2,100
+
¥200 per claim

¥4,300

¥300 per claim

¥3,100

¥5,800
(¥2,700

4-6th year

¥6,400

¥500 per claim

¥10,300

¥800 per claim

¥8,900

¥14,300
(¥5,400

7-9th year

¥19,300

¥1,500 per claims

¥24,800

¥1,900 per claim

¥26,800

¥34,300
(¥7,500

10-25th year

 ¥55,400

¥4,300 per claim

¥59,400

¥4,600 per claim

¥76,900

¥82,400
(¥5,500

 

        Trademarks

Item

Amount before revision

Amount after revision

Registration fee

¥28,200 per classification

¥32,900 per classification

Renewal application

¥38,800 per classification

¥43,600 per classification