Asia Patent Alliance
 Charges based on success for handling responses to Japan Patent Office notifications of refusal via the Madrid Protocol
Charges based on success for handling responses to Japan Patent Office notifications of refusal via the Madrid Protocol

The Asia Trademark Alliance (ATA) started a new service. When we handle a response to your notification of refusal of a registration via the Madrid Protocol issued by the Japan Patent Office, our fees are based upon success.

Currently, it is common to use the Madrid Protocol to obtain a trademark right in several countries, but it is troublesome to deal with notifications of refusal from foreign patent offices. Even if you pay the fees for a local attorney to process intermediate procedures, it does not necessarily mean that the right will be obtained. In light of this, we are offering services to respond to Japan Patent Office notifications of refusal via the Madrid Protocol with fees based upon success. Our service includes complete refund of fees for preparation and submission of arguments and amendments if the trademark was not registered. This service lets you save costs, and since you only have to pay once it also saves you remittance fees.

Until now, the representative office of ATA, Tsubame Patent Attorney Firm, has processed about 300 trademark applications and has wealthy experience. Do not hesitate to contact us with inquiries about our trademark services in Japan, China and Korea. You can also find detailed information on the ATA website. (http://www.asiatrademark.net/)

New Fee schedule for responding to refusals of Madrid Protocol applications

 

Present system

System with fees based upon success

Investigation for and preparation of arguments

JPY 78,000 (about USD 980)

JPY 0

Investigation for and preparation of amendments

JPY 74,000 (about USD 930)

JPY 0

Contingent Fee

JPY 15,000 (about USD 190)

USD 1980

※  If the trademark is not registered, the fees for arguments and amendments are free.

※  Depending on the content of your trademark application, we might not be able to apply the system with fees based on success.