The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced on October 28, 2016 the special treatment allowing the holders of the Hague international design registrations to submit priority documents for their registered designs.The deadline is January 30, 2017, which is not extendible.

JPO is sending a special notice directly to the holders or their local representatives in Japan.

A list of the international registrations to which the above treatment is applied can be obtained in the web page of JPO.