UNDER THE PCT
- Entiring into the national phase in Japan
<TIME LIMIT FOR SUBMITTING NATIONAL DOCUMENTS>
For entering into the national phase in Japan, applicant must submit a
special transmittal form (Form No. 53) and Japanese translations of description,
claims, and drawings and abstract of PCT international application to Japan
Patent Office within 30 months from the priority date.
<SPECIAL TIME LIMIT FOR SUBMITTING TRANSLATIONS >
Applicant may submit the translations within two months from the date of
submitting Form No. 53, if applicant submits Form 53 two months prior to
the expiration of the "time limit for submitting national documents",
i.e., between 28 to 30 months from the priority date.
The official fee is required to enter into the national phase in Japan.
This fee is 15,000 JPY(Fee for utility model applin is 14,000 JPY).
UNDER THE PARIS CONVENTION etc
- A) Performing the same procedure as the procedure required of the Japanese.
Applicant must file the application documents in Japanese language(Japanese
Language Application) to the Japan Patent Office(JPO).
Desiring to declare a priority claim under the Paris Convention, applicant
shall submit to the JPO a document setting forth a statement to that effect
and specifying the country party to the Paris Convention in which the application
was first filed, as well as the filing date of such application.
Having declared a priority claim, applicant must submit a priority document
to the JPO within 16 months from the filing date.
The official fee required to filie the application in Japan is 15,000 JPY(Fee
for utility model applin is 14,000 JPY).
B) Foreign Language File Application
Applicant may file a patent application documents written in a foreign
language (English language) to the JPO.
The application is received as a regular national application and the date of receipt is accorded as the filing date.
Applicant is required to submit a Japanese translation within 14 months
from the priority date.
The official fee required to filie the Foreign Language File Application
in Japan is 24,000 JPY.
- After filing the patent application to the Japan Patent Office,
in order to obtain a patent right, applicant must go through examinations
to determine whether the application fulfills all the necessary requirements.