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  • Author Date Time:2010-03-24 07:37:23
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    Introduction

    Japan is a member of the Madrid Protocol. Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition. Japan follows the first-to-file system.    

     

    Registration Requirements

    1, A copy of the business certificate (Applicants should be a company) or ID (passport) copy (applicants is individual) of the applicant.

    2, Logo

    3, Chose registration classifies.

     

    Registration Procedure

    1, Trademark Search

    Before registration a trademark, it is better to find out whether it is available for use it. Third parties may have older rights entitling them to object to your use and registration. The holder of an older right may take (legal) action against the use of your new name or trademark. Depending on the circumstances, you may have to stop using the name or the trademark. Such conflicts may well turn out to be very costly. Preliminary searches informing you of potential objections before your introduction of the new name or the new trademark are your best safeguard against later unpleasant surprises.

    2, Trademark application

    The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness, but no search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 10-15 months from first filing to registration. After registration, the trademark is again published in the Trademark Gazette (Shohyou Kouhou). The opposition period is 2 months from publication of the trademark application.

     

    Application Time

    Notice of acceptance: one month. The trade mark can be marked “TM” to use it.

    Approve license: 10-15 months. The trade mark can be marked “R” to use it.

     

    Duration

    A trademark registration in Japan is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

     

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