to an enforcement of a revision regarding unfair competition law etc. in Japan,
the fee for examination request for patent applications will increase from
April 1, 2019.
new fee will be applied to patent applications filed on or after April 1, 2019.
The details of the amendment are as follows:
patent application filed in Japan:
¥138,000 + ¥4,000/claim instead of ¥118,000 +
applications where the international search report has
been established by an International Searching Authority other than the JPO
(under the PCT):
¥124,000 + ¥3,600/claim instead of
¥106,000 + ¥3,600/claim
note that for divisional applications and converted applications, the original
application will not be retroactive with respect to the fee for examination
request, i.e. the new fee will be applied to divisional applications and
converted applications which are to be filed on or after April 1, 2019.