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Patent Registration and Maintenance Fees Raised as of April 1, 2022

Japan Patent Information Committee

The JPO announced on July 16, 2021 in its website that patent registration and maintenance fees would be raised as of April 1, 2022 as a result of a 2021 revision of the Patent Law (Law No. 42 of July 16, 2021). Other official fees such as application, request for examination, or appeal fees, however, will remain as they are now while fees related to PCT international patent applications are to be raised.


  Current Fees New Fees
Patent Application \14,000 \14,000
Request for Examination \138,000+\4,000 per claim \138,000+\4,000 per claim
Registration/Maintenance(each of 1st-3rd years) \2,100+\200 per claim \4,300\300 per claim
(each of 4th-6th years) \6,400+\500 per claim \10,300\800 per claim
(each of 7th-9th years) \19,300+\1,500 per claim \24,800\1,900 per claim
(each of 10th-25th years) \55,400+\4,300 per claim \59,400\4,600 per claim


In addition to the fee rises above, fees related to PCT international patent applications and trademark applications will also be raised while fees related to utility models will remain the same.


For more details, please see the JPO’s website and/or contact our firm.


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Japan Patent Information Committee



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