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Q6. Format for the Specification

Q6. Format for the Specification
 What format for the specification should be used to file a patent application in Japan?

A6. The Japan Patent Office accepts the (trilateral) Common Application Format (CAF) from January 1, 2009. Therefore, required format in Japan is same as in USPTO and EPO, and it will be accepted by the Japan Patent Office without the need for amendments related to formalities.