How long does the registration procedure usually take?

Intellectual Property (2nd edition)

Japan Small Flag Japan

Patents: 14.6 months on average from a request for examination to the establishment of rights (in FY2016).

Trademark rights: 6.8 months on average from the filing of an application to the establishment of rights (in FY2016).

Design rights: 7.0 months on average from the filing of an application to the establishment of rights (in FY2016).

UAE Small Flag UAE

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Timescale from filing to registration

TMs

9-12 months

Patents (UAE national filing)

3-5 years

Patents (GCC patent filing)

3-5 years

Utility Certificates

3-5 years

Designs

3-5 years

Copyright recordal

Less than 2 months

Mexico Small Flag Mexico

Inventions

IP right

What is the procedure for registration?

Patents

3-4 years

Utility models

3 years

Industrial designs

8-12 months

Integrated circuits

2-3 years

Brands

IP right

Registration period?

Trademarks

3-6 months.

Trade names

Slogans

Appellations of Origin

10-12 months.

Geographical Indications

Copyright and other rights

IP right

Registration period?

Reservation of rights

15-30 business days.

Plant varieties:

12-18 months.

India Small Flag India

The time for the registration process may be different for different intellectual property rights. For example, for patents the entire registration process may range from 3-4 years from the date of filing the request for examination, while for trademarks, the registration process may take up to 2-3 years.

Updated: June 15, 2018