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Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Owners of a registered mark in Japan obtain these rights: 

  • Exclusive right to use the mark
  • Right to object to succeeding conflicting applications
  • Right to petition for the cancellation of a succeeding conflicting registration
  • Right to take a legal action against third parties for infringing the sign
  • Right to obtain payment or damages from third parties due to infringement
  • Right to authorize third parties to use the mark
  • Right to petition for the confiscation (by customs authorities) of counterfeit goods

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