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STEP

1

Translation of a foreign patent specification into Jpanese

STEP

2

Filing of a Japanese patent application or PCT national phase entry into Japan

STEP

3

Request for Examination
Substanitive Examination(Approximately 2 years from the filing of a request for examination)
Notification of Reasons for Refusal(Office Action)
Decision to grant a patent
Written Argument and/or Amendment

STEP

4

Decision of Refusal

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5

Registration
(Patent Fee Payment)
Request for Appeal against Decision of Refusal
Issuance of a Certificate of patent
Patent Decision
Rejection Decision