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How to register a trademark in Japan without using an agency (as a foreign company)

It must be quite complicated, if you try to imagine the procedure of trademark registration.

Not even to mention that it’s to register a trademark in Japan.

(Knowing Japanese is a basic condition to do the application procedure)


The common process of trademark registration

Basically, most countries share similar process in trademark registration, and here are the basic steps:

  • Investigate the existence of similar trademarks
  • Apply for trademark registration
  • Wait for examination and reply to correspondent questions
  • Trademark registration


The trademark registration process in EU is similar and all procedure can be done online, which makes it much easier and more convenient than to do it in Japan.

Then, here in this article I will explain how I did to register a trademark in Japan as a foreign company without using an agency.



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