Trademark Registration in Japan

Japan Trademark Registration – How to Register and its Benefits

Why do you need a Trademark registration in Japan?

A trademark attorney will process a trademark registration in Japan by performing the below steps:

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

Before filing for trademark registration in Japan, it is important to find all probable obstacles that could hinder the registration process. This study helps in making a list of all similar trademarks (graphically or phonetically) that might conflict with the one selected by you

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

The next step is that an attorney files for your particular trademark registration in Japan and fulfils all needed steps in the Trademark Office for getting approval of registration. After the trademark is filed, the filing report with the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application is sent to you.

Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:

After approval of trademark application by the Trademark Office, the attorneys complete all mandatory tasks to get the registration certificate in Japan. When the certificate is obtained, it is sent to your postal address with a registration report including all details such as the registration number, date and any other special consideration to be taken into account in Japan.

Will I get any right after having a registered trademark in Japan?

Registration is easy way to secure right. The well-recognized Mark will be protected even it is not protected.

On what grounds can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Trademark can be opposed in case of:

  • Registrable mark rules
  • Non-registrable marks

Will anyone contest with my trademark?

Yes, anyone can intimate the trademark.

Is there any timeline or the approval of trademark registration?

The average timeline for approval of the registration is 6 months, provided no objections or oppositions happen.

If I register my trademark in Japan, do I have protection in other territories?

The limit of protection is only within japan.

How many numbers of Applications to be submitted during registration?

It is recommended to submit 2 applications during registration:
  • Protection got Verbal elements
  • Protection for design elements
Advantages of submission:
  • Stronger Mark
  • You will be protected with evolving of logo
  • Design and word protection

Is sign needed from power of Authority during registration?

Yes, it is necessary to complete the registration process

When will I have to renew my trademark?

Subsequent renewals should be done every 10 years.

What would be the renewal date for a trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Japan is 10 years counted from the date of application filing.

What documentation is needed while renewing a trademark?

No, documentation is needed during trademark

Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?

Yes, the grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 6 months

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