DESIGN

In order to protect novel designs of industrial products, etc., we provide agency services for applications and the subsequent procedures regarding the designs. Typical agency services regarding designs are as follows.

Preparation of application / drawing describing the content of design

Since Japan employs the first-to-file principle, where a design is granted to the first applicant at present, it is necessary to file the application and drawing describing the design of the application to the Patent Office.
We prepare the application document with accurately grasping the content of the novel design of industrial products, etc., byconducting a meeting or the like with the client.
Since it is difficult to make an amendment of the design upon intermediate work (response to notice of reasons for rejection) unlike a patent application, it is important to file the application document prepared in full measure.
Therefore, we make aproposal on the application and drawing so as to obtain an appropriate right in light of the intermediate work (response to notice of reasons for rejection) and the conditions after obtainment of the right.

Intermediate work (response to notice of reasons for rejection)

It is not until the design application goes through the examination by an examiner in the Patent Office that the design right is granted. If the notice of reasons for rejection is received by the examinerfs judgment that the application does not meet the requirements for registration or the like as a result of the examination by the examiner, it is necessary to make a response of rebutting the examinerfs judgment (intermediate work).
According to the clientfs intention, we provide an amendment proposal or the like to be able to obtain an appropriate right.

Appeal

Regarding the application about which a judgment of decision of rejection has been made without the result of the reason ofrejection being retracted even by the aforementioned intermediate work, appeal against decision of rejection can be requested.

TRADEMARK

Regarding trademarks, we provide agency services for applications and the subsequent procedures. Typical agency services regarding trademarks are as follows.

Preparation of application describing the content of trademark

At present, Japan and many foreign countries employ the first-to-file principle, where a trademark right is granted to the first applicant. Therefore, it is necessary to file a written description having the trademark and designated goods and services of the application to the Patent Office.
We prepare the application in light of trends of the designated goods and services with accurately grasping the content of the designated goods and services the client desires.

Intermediate work (response to notice of reasons for rejection)

It is not until the trademark application goes through the examination by an examiner in the Patent Office that the trademark right is granted. If the notice of reasons for rejection is received by the examinerfs judgment that the application does not meet the requirements for registration or the like as a result of the examination by the examiner, it is necessary to make a response of amending the application to restrict the content of the designated goods and services or rebutting the examinerfs judgment (intermediate work).
According to the clientfs intention, we provide an amendment proposal or the like to be able to obtain an appropriate right.

Appeal

Regarding the application about which a judgment of decision of rejection has been made without the result of the reason ofrejection being retracted even by the aforementioned intermediate work, appeal against decision of rejection can be requested.

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