Request in3 Minutes.

File an application in 1 Day.

Trademarked in 11 Months.

Preparation is simple.
Use your spare time efficiently.

Cotobox users can file a trademark application in 1 day at the shortest.
Leave everything to the attorneys after entering your information online.
We will not waste your time.

How Cotobox works

How Cotobox works
How Cotobox works

What's great about Cotobox

Much easier than
doing it yourself.
We want to make this
as easy as possible.

Trademark Research

DIY

Search for your name on the JPO website. Research class by yourself.

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Search for your name on our website. Our system supports class selection.

Request for Filing Application

DIY

Follow the JPO guidelines and prepare application documents. Once the document preparation is finished, print them.
Get it stamped at a post office. Bring all documents to the JPO, or send it by registered post.
Receiving the payment form for computerizing papers, pay by deadline.

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Enter trademark information online. Pay by credit card.
Check documents to be submitted to the JPO. Attorney submits them to the JPO instead of you.

Examination by the JPO

DIY

If application is refused, handle by yourself.

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If application is refused, leave everything to your attorney.

Completing your Trademark Registration

DIY

Buy another stamp at a post office, bring it to the JPO, or send it by registered post.

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Pay registration fee via credit card.

Fees

DIY

¥ 30,300

Cotobox

¥ 48,400

Time Required

DIY

Approximately1Month

Cotobox

1Day at the shortest

DIY Cotobox
Trademark Research Search for your name on the JPO website. Research class by yourself. Search for your name on our website.
Our system supports class selection.
Request for Filing Application Follow the JPO guidelines and prepare application documents. Once the document preparation is finished, print them. Get it stamped at a post office. Bring all documents to the JPO, or send it by registered post.
Receiving the payment form for computerizing papers, pay by deadline.
Enter trademark information online.
Pay by credit card.
Check documents to be submitted to the JPO.
Attorney submits them to the JPO instead of you.
Examination by the JPO If application is refused, handle by yourself. If application is refused, leave everything to your attorney.
Completing your Trademark Registration Buy another stamp at a post office, bring it to the JPO, or send it by registered post. Pay registration fee via credit card.
Fees ¥ 30,300 ¥ 48,400
Time Required Approximately1Month 1Day at the shortest

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Process Details

Access our website →Filing an application
(in 1 day at the shortest)

  • Trademark Research
    Try to search on a trademark search screen if your name can be registered as trademark.
    You can check if there are pending trademark applications and/or registered trademarks, and sound-alike trademarks (Similar Trademark).
    If you create your account, you can check the trademarks detected by search results, and it can be stored as it is.
  • Create Account
    Creating account for free of charge.
    After creating, please enter information for user and company.
    It makes communication with our attorneys smooth.
  • Request for Filing Application
    Please apply from my-page. After entering your application information, please confirm a contract content you request, and pay application Fees.
    Please contact our customer supports via chat if you have any questions about your apply.
  • Confirm Application Contents
    Communication with our attorneys via Cotobox's message function starts.
    We check if information on entry form is complete or not.
    We report to you if your trademark is suspected of non distinctive. *In Premium Plan, our attorneys consider for registrability of the trademark and all JPO examination items, and prepare application documents. If the registrability of the trademark is low, you can receive our attorney's strategy advice.
  • Instruct to file Application
    We check if the application documents to be filed to the JPO is correct.
    If there is no problem with the documents, please instruct our attorneys to file an application.
  • File Application to the JPO
    After communicating with our attorneys via message function, our attorneys prepare the documents and file it to the JPO.
    You always can check the progress on Cotobox's dashboard.

Examination→Registration
(About 11 Months)

  • Examination by the JPO
    JPO Examiners conduct examination of applications for trademark registration.
    Examination term is about 11 months since the application date. *By requesting expedited examination, an examination result will come out from about 2 months. For a request for expedited examination, the additional fee is required. Also, there are some predetermined equirements to meet.
  • Examination Result
    As soon as receiving a notification of the examination result from the JPO, we will let you know.
    There are 2 kinds of examination results: "Decision on the registration" and "Notice of reasons for refusal".
    "Decision on the registration" is a document for accepting the registration of a trademark, and "Notice of reasons for refusal" is a document for refusing the registration of a trademark.
    If you receive Notice of reasons for refusal, you can consult our attorneys about future responses (filing an argument and an amendment to the JPO or abandon the registration of the trademark application)
  • Pay Registration Fee
    After receiving Decision on the registration, pay the registration fee. You can choose for 5 years or for 10 years.
    Our attorneys pay the registration fee to the JPO.
  • Complete the Trademark Registration
    Upon the registration of establishment of the trademark, a trademark right arises.
    After it, a Certificate of Trademark Registration will be sent to you in a mail via our attorneys.
    Attorney's agency business ends here.

Registration→Next Procedure
(5 years or 10 years later)

  • Procedure After Trademark Rights Arise
    Before the expiration of the time limit for payment of registration fees, we notify you about payment information for next registration fee.
    We also notify before the expiration of the time limit for payment of renewal fees.
    If you apply in Cotobox, we will pay the registration fees and the renewal fees to the JPO instead of you.