Trademark applications can be filed online to the Japan Patent Office (JPO). As soon as filing application is completed, we receive a copy of the application as filed with an assigned application number from the JPO in return via online system. Therefore, no official filing receipts are issued.
An application document will be undergone "Formality Examination" and after that "Substantive Examination" will be carried out.
If the application is judged that there are no reasons for refusal by the Examiner, the application is decided for registration. Accordingly, the registration fee must be paid within 30 days since then.
When the registration fee is paid, the registration of the trademark right will take place and the trademark right will come into force.
After a few weeks, the certificate of trademark registration will be issued and the registration will be published.
For more details, e.g. in case the application is refused by the Examiner, please refer to the following web page of the JPO.
JPO: "Procedures for Obtaining a Trademark Right"