Japanese Design FAQs
Before You Apply
Q.When is the deadline for claiming priority under the Paris Convention?
The deadline for claiming priority for a design application in Japan is 6 months from the filing date of the priority application.
Q.Is it possible to file a multiple design application in Japan?
No. Each design application must relate to a single design. Multiple design applications are not allowed under Japanese design law.
Q.How long will it take from filing to receiving a certificate of registration?
It takes about six months to register a design if there are no intervening office actions.