The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced that it will reduce two of its official fees for trademarks. The registration fee shall be reduced from JPY 37,600 to JPY 28,200, and the renewal fee from JPY 48,500 to JPY 38,800 effective April 1, 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, the Official Fee for filing a trademark is now USD 264 for one class. The new Official Fees will cover all trademark matters filed subsequent to January 1, 2016, as well as retroactively for pending trademark applications with respect to their publication and registration fees. The new fee for publication and registration is USD 1,586.
Official fees for trademarks increased in Kuwait effective January 4, 2016. The new rates constitute a marked increase over current levels, and will be applicable for both new and pending applications.