How Long Does it Take to Register a Trademark

After a trademark application is filed to the Japan Patent Office, the application has to wait in a queue for about 4 to 7 months until it is examined by a trademark examiner.


It means in 4 to 7 months after the date of filing, an applicant will receive either

  • "Decision of Registration"
    which is a notification sent to you when your trademark is approved to be registered, or
  • "Notification of Reasons for Refusal"
    which is the office action you receive when an examiner finds grounds for refusing your application.


Upon receipt of "Decision of Registration"

The registration fee must be paid within 30 days from the receipt of the decision.


How long does it take to be registered if reasons for refusal are found by an examiner?

It varies depending upon contexts of reasons for refusal and how the applicant wishes to overcome the reasons.


How long does it take to register a trademark in Japan?

What we do to avoid unnecessary delays during the application period

We believe PREPARATION BEFORE FILING is the most important key to avoid unnecessary objection.


In this regard, we invest as much time as possible in PREPARATION BOFORE FILING.

Please rest assured that we carefully prepare and review details of your trademark application with the utmost attention, so as to avoid any unnecessary objections from the examiner.


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