役務表示相談窓口

English translation: inquiry counter for display of services

11:31 Aug 19, 2013
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Patents
Japanese term or phrase: 役務表示相談窓口
分類及び商品/役務表示相談窓口の一本化
Elvita Haff (X)
Japan
Local time: 04:06
English translation:inquiry counter for display of services
Explanation:
Hi.

It may be more natural to read 分類及び商品/役務表示相談窓口 as a whole , which means 'inquiry counters for classification and display of goods / services' which will be 'unified (一本化)'.

It is less clear what would be the background of this unification but I presume that it relates to classification of trademarks to be described on trademarks applications.

After adopting the Nice Classification system in 1992, there was a confusion between the old unique Japanese classification and the newly introduced Nice Classification system. All the goods / services registered before such adoption needed to be reclassified so the Japan Patent Office might have set up inquiry counters to advise on the new classification system or the way to reclassify the old trademarks. I might be wrong, though.
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Ash Furuta
Japan
Local time: 04:06
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inquiry counter for display of services


Explanation:
Hi.

It may be more natural to read 分類及び商品/役務表示相談窓口 as a whole , which means 'inquiry counters for classification and display of goods / services' which will be 'unified (一本化)'.

It is less clear what would be the background of this unification but I presume that it relates to classification of trademarks to be described on trademarks applications.

After adopting the Nice Classification system in 1992, there was a confusion between the old unique Japanese classification and the newly introduced Nice Classification system. All the goods / services registered before such adoption needed to be reclassified so the Japan Patent Office might have set up inquiry counters to advise on the new classification system or the way to reclassify the old trademarks. I might be wrong, though.


    Reference: http://www.ondatechno.com/English/ip/trademark/faq_japanese....
Ash Furuta
Japan
Local time: 04:06
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2

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