Can a lapsed patent be restored in Japan?

In Japan, if you miss both the deadline for payment of the annual fees and the six-month grace period, the patent lapses. However, if non-payment was due to reasons beyond your control, you have up to six more months from the lapse date in which you can have the patent restored, subject to payment of a penalty charge.

See also: Is there a grace period for paying annual fees in Japan?

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