Japanese Patent FAQs
Q.Can a security agreement for patent applications be recorded in the JPO?
Under Japanese Patent Law, it is not possible to record a security agreement until a patent is granted. In Japan, parties do enter into Security Agreements but do not record them at the JPO until the patent is granted.
Q.What documents are required for recordation of a security agreement?
A notarized copy of the security agreement and a power(s) of attorney are required. The JPO requires the full addresses and names of the parties and that a monetary value be specified in the agreement. Further, the agreement must be either an original agreement or a notarized copy of the agreement. We will provide you with a contract for establishing pledge form, which is acceptable for the JPO and a form typically used for recording security interests upon your request.