October 11, 2016
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Points to Note regarding Hague Design Application designating Japan
When you file a Hague Design Application designating Japan, please note the following:
|! Declaration of “exception to lack of novelty” accompanied by supporting documents may be made directly to JPO within 30 days* from the date of International Publication. |
! Priority documents must be submitted directly to JPO within 3 months* from the date of International Publication.
*These deadlines are not extendable. Please be careful not to miss the deadlines!
Before International Publication by WIPO
(most preferably as soon as possible after filing the application)
|1. Inform a representative residing in Japan (JP representative) that a Hague Design Application claiming priority was filed, and/or that it is necessary to declare exception to lack of novelty.|
You should send the following information and documents (electronic data is acceptable) to the JP representative:
|2. Upon completion of the necessary documents, send by mail the following documents (in paper form) to the JP representative.|
(Note: Electronic versions of the documents are NOT acceptable to JPO).
After International Publication by WIPO
|3. Promptly notify the JP representative of International Publication of the application.|
For further information, please refer to the following URL: