Due 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.
This new fee will be applied to patent applications filed on or after April 1, 2019. The details of the amendment are as follows:
Ordinary patent application filed in Japan:
¥138,000 + ¥4,000/claim instead of ¥118,000 + ¥4,000/claim
PCT 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
Please 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.Continue Reading