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PATENT in JAPAN

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pct national phase entry

Order Letter

Please let us know your PCT International Application Number

Allegro IP

pct national phase entry

within 24 Hours

Acknowledgement Letter

We check the status of your PCT application and let you know the due date and necessary documents to be sent to us from your end, including Power of Attorney.
30 Months
from international filing day or priority date, whichever is later

PCT National Phase Entry into Japan

We file a Petition for Entry to validly enter the national phase in Japan.
2 Months
from the date on which the Petition is filed

Japanese Translation

Our report on the filing is sent to you along with copies of the documents as filed.

Request for examination

Instructions

Please let us know which claims should be presented for the examination in Japan.

request for examination

Reminder

If we do not receive instructions 2 months before the deadline for filing Request for Examination, we send reminders several times.
30 Months
from international filing date

Request for Examination

We review the pending claims and file preliminary amendments if necessary.

office action

Instructions

Please provide us with your instructions.

office action

approximately 10-12 Months
from Request for Examination

Office Action from the JPO

within 1 Month

Reporting Letter

We provide you with an English translation of Office Action and our detailed comments.
3 Months from Office Action

Response to Office Action

We prepare and file response including Amendment and Argument.
3 Months

Extension of Term

The term for reply can be extended up to 6 months if necessary.

Appeal

Instructions

Please provide us with your instructions.

appeal

Decision of Rejection from the JPO

within 1 Month

Reporting Letter

We provide you with an English translation of Decision and our detailed comments.
4 Months from Decision of Rejection
Non-Extendable

Appeal

We prepare and file Notice of Appeal, Amendment and Appeal Brief (in practice, Appeal Brief may be filed later).

registration

Instructions

Please provide us with your instructions.

registration

Decision to Grant from the JPO

within a few days

Reporting Letter

We provide you with an estimation.
30 Days from Decision to Grant

Registration Fee

We pay the registration fee (annuities).
30 Days

Extension of Term

The term can be extended up to 60 days if necessary.
6 Months

Extension of Term

The term can further be extended to 6 months with payment of a surcharge.
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