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Response period of notice of reasons for refusal

Zen International Patents and Trademarks According to PRESS RELEASE of Japan Patent Office, The operation concerning extension of the response period of the reasons for refusal in the patent application or trademark registration application has been changed.  A two-month extension of the response period is permitted with one request without reasonable grounds.  A further one month extension of the response period is permitted with the second request without reasonable grounds. Extension of the period up to three months is allowed.

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The 11th edision of Nice Classification

Zen International Patents and Trademarks The latest edition (the 11th edision)  of an international classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of marks (Nice Classification) came into force on January 1, 2017.  For more details on Nice Classificatin, please click here.

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Trademark “PPAP”

Zen International Patents and Trademarks The song “PPAP” (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) by Picotaro was a big hit last year, getting lots of viewers on youtube. However regarding trademark “PPAP”, a famous trademark troll filed a trademark application 9 days earlier than Avex Group which Picotaro belongs.

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WAGYU Logo

Zen International Patents and Trademarks According to newspaper dated on Jan.3, 2017, Japan Livestock Industory Association (JLIA) created a new logo that promotes Japanese beef for overseas market. JLIA is now preparing for filig trademark applications abroad.

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