Regarding the trademark application, the JPO announced that the operation called “Fast Track Examination” will be changed for applications.
Below are the details of changes.
FYI, if an application is not subject to fast-track examination, it takes 12 months on average!
The JPO starts the examination 2 months earlier than the normal application. (10 months on average)
The JPO starts the examination in about 6 months from an application date.
This change is effective from an application on February 1, 2020.