Japan: Increase in Trademark Fees, Effective April 1, 2022

On September 14, 2021, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced an increase in trademark registration fees and renewal fees, effective April 1, 2022. For anyone considering a new Japan trademark application filing as well as anyone having a renewal due, you can take advantage of the current JPO fee structure by filing before the effective date.

<National application>

Trademark filing fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Trademark filingJPY3,400 + JPY8,600/additional classSame
Defensive mark filingJPY6,800 + JPY17,200/additional classSame

Trademark registration fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Trademark registration (for 10 years)JPY28,200/classJPY32,900/class
Trademark registration (for 5 years)JPY16,400/classJPY17,200/class
Defensive mark registrationJPY28,200/classJPY32,900/class

Renewal fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Renewal (for 10 years)JPY38,800/classJPY43,600/class
Renewal (for 5 years)JPY22,600/classJPY22,800/class
Renewal of defensive mark (10 years)JPY33,400/classJPY37,500/class

<International application via the Madrid Protocol>

Trademark filing fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Individual feeJPY2,700 + JPY8,600/additional classSame

Trademark registration fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Individual feeJPY28,200/classJPY32,900/class

Renewal fee

Official feePresentEffective from April 2022
Individual feeJPY38,800/classJPY43,600/class
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