The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness, but no search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 10-15 months from first filing to registration. After registration, the trademark is again published in the Trademark Gazette (Shohyou Kouhou). The opposition period is 2 months from publication of the trademark application.
A trademark registration in Japan is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
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