Japan TM applications rose by 9.9 % to 161,859 in 2016 for fourth straight year

New trademark applications filed to JPO in 2016

According to the Japan Patent Office (JPO) Status Report 2017, the number of trademark applications filed in 2016 increased by 9.9 % from the previous year to 161,859. The number has been increasing in a row since 2013. [Chart 1]

[Chart 1]


International registration filed to JPO as the office of origin

In 2016, the number of international applications filed to register trademarks which designated the JPO as the office of origin under the Madrid Protocol System, meaning the number of international applications filed to register trademarks under Article 68 (2) of the Trademark Act, increased by 10.3 % from the previous year to 2,379. [Chart 2]

[Chart 2]


MASAKI MIKAMI, Attorney at IP LAW – Founder of MARKS IP LAW FIRM

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