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Japan Trademark Registration

Basic Fees (One mark one class)
Search: USD 310/350 Application: USD 880 Registration: USD 640

Unless otherwise indicated, Japan Trademark Registration stated in this quotation refers to trademark registrations in accordance with the Trademark Act of 1959. All fees in this quotation are valid until 30 September 2023.


The legal basis of Japan's trademark is the Trademark Act of 1959. Japan is a member of the Paris Convention and the Madrid Union. Japan adopts first-to-file basis for trademark protection. Trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of registration and could be renewed for 10 years before the expiry date.

JPO will issue the paper Certificate of Registration for the registrations. 


Fees (USD)

Word mark search (optional)

Device Mark search (optional)



Application (20 items)

- First class

- Each additional class




- First class

- Each additional class



* Each 10 items (less than 10 items will be calculated as 10 items) in excess of 20 will be charged at USD10.

The fees cover the following services:-

(1)   Conduct 1-time preliminary identical search for word mark – without report;

(2)   Analysis the registrability of the mark;

(3)   Classify the goods/services;

(4)   Translate the goods/services into the specified language (first 20 items at no cost);

(5)   Country-specific adaptation and conversion of goods/services designation where applicable (first 20 items at no cost).



(1)   All fees are exclusive of bank charges, priority claim, notarization or legalization fees, courier fees (mailing of Power of Attorney or Certificate of Registration) and taxes, if any.

(2)   The fees quoted above apply only to trademark applications which are unrejected, unopposed and proceed without any complications. If the application is being rejected or opposed or complication is incurred, we can help to respond and our fees will be quoted upon request.


(1) A duly completed trademark search/registration order form (to be provided by Kaizen).
(2) A soft copy of the trademark in JPEG format. 
(3) A copy of identity proof of the applicant (passport for individuals and Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation for companies).
(4) A priority document when priority is claimed (extra fees will be charged for filing priority claim documents).
(1) Kaizen acknowledges the information including the specimens of mark, its goods/services and registration details, provides the latest quotation, preliminary advice and classifies your goods/services;
(2) After the quotation has been confirmed, client will be required to complete our Trademark Search/ Registration Order Form and send it back to Kaizen by email or fax or post;
(3) Once receipt of the payment for pre-filing search, Kaizen will conduct the pre-filing search (if requested). The official search report will be sent to client within 15 working days (based on the duration of the official search);


If the search results indicate that the application is likely to be accepted and client decide to proceed, client sends us the photocopy of identity proof (passport copy for individual and Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration License) and at the same time makes payment for filing an application;
(5) Kaizen will file trademark application to the JPO upon receipt of your payment and instruction;
(6) JPO will publish the content of the application in the Official Gazette, check to see if it fulfills the formal and substantive requirements. If the requirements for registration are not met, the Examiner will object to the mark;
(7) On the other hand, once your trademark has been decided for registration, with the payment of the registration fee, the certificate of registration will be issued by JPO.
(8) We will review and send the certificate to you. Then the contents of the registration will be published on the trademark gazette. Any person may file an opposition to the decision to register the trademark with the Commissioner of the JPO.
Currently it takes around 14-16months to get a trademark registered in Japan in a smooth case.
Payment Term and Payment Method
Our fees for each stage of an application are to be invoiced and settled before the commencement of each stage of service. If a China or Taiwan Value-Added Tax invoice is required, 7.5% or 5% additional charge will be incurred.

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Refund Policy
No refund of fees will be made after the commencement of services. For example, if we have already conducted the pre-filing search and the search result indicates that there is an identical mark already in the register, the application for filing should not be proceeded, the fees for pre-filing search will not be refunded. Or we have already filed an application and the application is being objected and refused by the USPTO or any other party, there will not be any refunded of fees.
In any case you pay us our fees for all three stages of an application, and the search result indicates that there is an identical mark already in the register, the application for filing should not be proceeded, the fees for services not performed, i.e., filing for application and issuing of certificate of registration will be refunded, after deducting bank wiring charge.