Please be informed that, due the “Golden Week” holiday, we will be closing from April 29th to May 1st and May 3rd to 5th. May 2nd and May 6th will be opening.Thank you very much for your understanding.*The Golden Week is a collection of four Japanese national holidays. Trains, airports and sightseeing spots will get very crowded during the Golden Week.April 29Showa Day (Showa no hi): April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa.May 3Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi): On this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.May 4Greenery Day (Midori no hi): The day is dedicated to the environment and nature.May 5Children’s Day (Kodomo no …
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced the release of the JPO Status Report 2016. According to the report, the number of patent applications filed with the JPO (domestic patent applications in Japan), which was 318,721 in 2015, has been gradually decreasing recently, while the number of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) international applications filed with the JPO, which was 43,097 in 2015, was record-high numbers. A PCT application is usually entered into national or regional phases in several countries. When one PCT application is counted as more than one national application, the total number of patent applications from Japan is considered to be not so much decreased.
The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced that the full-text data for some of the Japanese patent documents published in and before 1992 is available through the J-Plat-Pat (a website of the JPO).The full-text data is written in Japanese language. English text data will be provided via a machine translation.
On or after April 1, 2016, the Official Fees for filing a Japanese patent application and for a JP national phase entry from PCT application are reduced from 15,000 yen to 14,000 yen. The Official fee for a Foreign-language application is also reduced from 24,000 yen to 22,000 yen.Changes are also be made to other fees including patent registration fees and annuities, trademark registration and renewal fees.
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