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Patent Fees Reduced by JPO

Feb 14, 2019

Reductions For Certain Organizations

As of April 1, 2019, the Japan Patent Office has reduced patent fees. The new set of fee exemptions for patent applications will be applicable to a range of organizations. The changes are intended to encourage competition amongst the smaller players in the market and to support them with simplified procedures.

Eligible organizations can benefit from discounted patent application and registration fees with the possibility of complete fee exemption. The following are the types of organizations that may benefit from this new regime.

  • Medium & Small Venture Enterprise/Business
  • Individuals under tax exemption or working as a registered sole proprietor for less than 10 years
  • Academic Researchers/Educational Institute
  • Private Research and Development Institute 
  • Public Research and Development Institute 
  • Local Incorporated Administrative agency
  • Approved TLO (technology licensing organization 
  • Corporation and Medium-small Enterprise working pursuant to laws regarding the reconstruction of Fukushima

Details of eligibility and exemptions can be found in the official JPO website

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