United States of America
Japan
Trademarks
4. Please explain whether the nature of goods or services to which a trademark is to be applied can serve as an obstacle to the registration of the mark under Japanese law. If so, please identify and explain the subject matter excluded under this authority; the relative provisions of the Japanese law that serve as a basis for these exclusions; and how this practice complies with TRIPS Article 15.4.
Under the Japanese Trademark Law, the nature of goods or services for which a trademark is applied by no means serves as an obstacle to the registration of the trademark.