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Patent, trademark and renewal registration fees will be revised on April 1, 2022 (follow-up report)

Dec 22, 2021


Patent, trademark and renewal registration fees will be revised on April 1, 2022 (follow-up report)


 

A Cabinet decision has been made to issue a Cabinet Order to specify the effective date of the Act for Partial Revision of the Patent Act. This Cabinet Order includes provisions for the revision of patent fees, which will come into effect on April 1, 2022.

In accordance with the enforcement of the Act, in order to establish the amount of patent fees, etc., and to improve the provisions of related Cabinet Orders, the Cabinet approved the Order on December 21, 2021. Specifically, patent, trademark registration, and renewal registration fees, etc. will be increased. That also includes fees related to international applications for patents and utility models, and individually designated fees for international applications for trademark registration will be increased.

Please note that the fees will be revised only for patents, trademarks, and international applications, and not for utility models and designs. Please refer to the table below for the revised fees for patent (annuity), trademark registration, and renewal registration fees, as well as the revised fees for international applications:

 

 

        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

 

 

                        Fees related to international applications (patents, utility models)

Item

Amount before revision

Amount after revision

Transmittal fee
research fee

Japanese

Total 80,000円

Transmittal fee10,000円

Research fee 70,000円

Total 160,000

Transmittal fee 17,000

Research fee 143,000

English

Total 166,000円

Transmittal fee 10,000円

Research fee 156,000円

Total 186,000


Transmittal fee 17,000

Research fee 169,000

Additional fees for international research

Japanese

60,000円
×
Number of inventions in the claim -1

105,000
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

English

126,000円
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

168,000
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

Preliminary
Examination fee

Japanese

26,000円

34,000

English

58,000円

69,000

Additional fees for preliminary
    examination

Japanese

15,000円
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

28,000
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

English

34,000円
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

45,000
×
Number of inventions in the claim-1

 

 

                           Trademark International Registration Application, Individual Designation Fee

Item

Amount before revision

Amount after revision

Application fee

No change

2,700円

Per classification×8,600円

2,700円

Per classification ×8,600円

Registration fee

Per classification ×28,200円

Per classification ×32,900

Renewal registration fee

Per classification ×38,800円

Per classification ×43,600