Japan Patent Requirements
In order for applying and filing for a patent in Japan you need to provide us the Patent Information, the power of attorney and the declaration of inventors.
1.- Japanese Patent Application Requirements
1.    Name and address of the applicant. If it is a Company, place of incorporation.
2.    Name, address and citizenship of the Inventor(s).
3.    Invention Title, Abstract of the Invention or Design.
4.    Invention specifications / description.
5.    Claims.
6.    Formal Drawings.
7.    Japanese translation of the specification is required.
8.    Declaration of Inventors which does not need to be notarized.
9.    Certified priority document, including priority number and country of origin (should be presented within 16 months from the priority date).
10. Simple Power of Attorney
2.- Power of Attorney
3.- Patents in Japan
A Japanese Patent is effective for a term of: 20 years (from the filing date). 5 years for pharmaceutical products and agricultural chemicals (this period could be extended).
The Utility Models are effective for a term of 6 years
Design Protection Time: 15 years.
Approximate Patent Application processing time: 3 years.
Member of the Paris Convention: Yes
Member of the PCT: Yes
Japan Patent Office (JPO)
4.- Application Process
1.    Patent Filing
2.    Publication of Unexamined application: 18 months from the filing date or first priority date.
3.    Examination: Requested at any time within three years from the date of filing.
4.    Acceptance (Notice of Allowance) or rejection.
5.    Payment of the Issue Fees.
6.    The patentee shall pay an annual fee beginning with the year in which the patent right was granted.