JPO Status Report 2024

According to “JPO Status Report 2024” released on March 28, 2024, by the Japan Patent Office (JPO), a total of 164,061 trademark applications were filed in 2023. This number decreased 3.6% compared to the previous year when the number of applications amounted to 170,275.

Pfizer Inc. became a top-ranking foreign registrant in 2023 who could successfully register 86 trademarks in Japan, drastically decreased from the previous year.

Requests for accelerated examination decreased to 7.532 by 17.2% in 2023, which enables applicants to obtain trademark registration within 2months.

As a background, it should be noted that the entire trademark process for general examination at the JPO (the total time of application from filing to registration) takes 6.9 months on average, which gets 4.3 months shorter in two years.

You can access and download the full text of “JPO Status Report 2024” from here.