AIGI Intellectual Property Law Firm

【TMService】Trademark Renewal   [ Trademark ]

July 01, 2011

Basic information of registration of renewal

The duration of a Japanese trademark right is renewable for the period of 6 months before the expiration date. No substantive examination is conducted and no submission of proof of use is required for renewal.*1

The classes of the trademark can be reduced at the request for registration of renewal.

The renewal fee can be paid either in a lump sum or in two-installments. Please note that The JPO does not accept payment by any means from overseas residents. The payment has to be made by a representative in Japan.

The request for registration of renewal can be filed with an additional fee within six months even after the expiration date.

*1 Proof of use, however, is required to submit to avoid cancellation due to non-use.

Our service

We offer a service to file a request of registration of renewal at 50,000 JPY attorney's fee and the required official fee. We do NOT charge any additional attorney's fees for additional classes on condition that payment is made in advance of the request. *2

Please refer to our fee schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ( for further information.

*2 Additional hourly service fees are needed when our professional advice for renewal is needed (e.g., the scope of reduction of designated goods/services, substantive identity of a registered trademark and a trademark in use, and so on).