When you intend to file application for a design right to Japan Patent
Office and/or manufacture, distribute your product in Japan, search for
design right is necessary.
Our search service could be useful for your business.
Patent attorneys who have experience of inspection and trial in Japan Patent
Office for over 30 years, are in charge of our search.
- Japan Design Protection Association supplies the following search:
1. Novelty Search
The objective is to find presence or absence of a design identical with
or similar to any registered by other person, prior to filing application
for design right to Japan Patent Office.
2. Infringement Search
The objective is to find whether your design conflicts with other or not, prior to manufacturing, distributing your product in Japan.
3. Other than the above, we work on it in compliance with your request.
- Our Search Feature
・Focus on the scope of similarities in design inspecting Japan Design Gazzete
(in principle for 20 years as term for protection)
・Draw up and send the search report
1. Survey on design right trend
2. Documentary search for requesting a trial for design invalidation
- How to order
You will need to fill in the blanks of our request form and attach the image data (or drawing) of your design subject, and send
to the below. Please note one search per design. If you have inquiries,
please contact to the same address.
JAPAN DESIGN PROTECION ASSOCIATION
2-4-1 Tranomon Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
- Search Fee (tax not included )
・Novelty Search : \100,000
・Infringement Search : \150,000
・Survey on design right trend : \180,000
・Documentary search for requesting a trial for design invalidation :\150,000
・Other service fee is negotiable
Please note that search fee must be paid in yen.
- JAPAN DESIGN PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
We are the only organization for utilization promotion and enlightenment activity of design right in accordance with intellectual property rights in Japan.
As primary tasks, collecting Japan Design Gazette and materials about design,
processing for design related data, research & study, design deposit,
holding seminar, publishing bulletin Established in 1965.