Keisen experienced and prepared to enable you to protect your ideas and reputation with trademraks in one of the world’s most important markets, Japan. International clients can communicate with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and Japanese courts through our Philadelphia office as well as our Tokyo office. Our Japanese practice group in our Philadelphia office is the largest one outside Japan. Our Japanese practice group in the Philadelphia office is the largest one outside Japan, equipped to process and file your inventions promptly. Our Philadelphia and Tokyo offices cooperate to provide timely results even in urgent cases.

If a Madrid Protocol international application receives a provisional refusal in Japan, we offer services that may help you overcome the issues and proceed to registration. Our technical staff can handle your specifications and other legal documents in-house. Skilled in both English and Japanese, they can work with you to prepare explanations and responses suited to getting positive results from the JPO.

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Following “PPAP” Confusion, JPO to Reassure Status of Trademark Applications Whose Acceptances Are Delayed by Defective Prior Applications

The JPO is making its procedures for examining trademark applications that have been preceded by defectively filed applications more transparent after some confusion that caught up the media in Japan. Defective (often, with official fees unpaid) applications frequently are attempts…
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Government Policy, IP News, Trademark Filing Requirements, Trademarks, What's New


MADRID PROTOCOL: Payment of the Second Part of the Individual Trademark Fee at JPO

The JPO has adopted an individual fee consisting of two parts. The application will be cancelled if the second part of the individual fee is not paid within the period indicated in the NOTIFICATION OF SECOND PART OF INDIVIDUAL FEE.

Madrid Protocol, Madrid Protocol Provisional Rejections, Trademark Filing Requirements, Trademarks, What's New

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