The Cabinet has approved the following intellectual property-related fee increases. It will take effect on April 1, 2022. It may be a good idea to review the necessity of maintaining patent rights in Japan.
|Before revision||After revision|
|Fee for requesting examination of application||JPY138,000＋（JPY4,000/claim）||JPY138,000＋（JPY4,000/claim）|
|Patent fees (1st to 3rd year)||Annualy JPY2,100＋（JPY200/claim）||Annualy JPY4,300＋（JPY300/claim）|
|Patent fees (4th to 6th year)||Annualy JPY6,400＋（JPY500/claim）||Annualy JPY10,300＋（JPY800/claim）|
|Patent fees (7th to 9th year)||Annualy JPY19,300＋（JPY1,500/claim）||Annualy JPY24,800＋（JPY1,900/claim）|
|Patent fees (10th to 25th year)||Annualy JPY55,400円＋（JPY4,300/claim）||Annualy JPY59,400＋（JPY4,600/claim）|
The results of the pubic comments on this price increase have also been released.