Trademark Registration in ChinaLegal protection of TM in China and protection from trademark squatting. Submit an Application
Produce or sell in China? It's time to register your TM in China!
The biggest danger regarding the production of goods in China is unfair trademark registration: when a Chinese counterparty or supplier registers the trademark for itself, sabotaging the production and transportation of goods. The only effective protection against such situations is trademark registration in China.
We will carry out an inspection of the trademark for eligibility, submit an application, and guide you through all subsequent steps (examination, publication) until you receive a certificate.
The process of trademark registration in China
Please note: trademark registration in China does not apply to the provinces of Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.
Search for trademark identity and similarity
Submission of application and payment of fees
Our experts will help you correctly draw up an application from a legal entity or individual, choose the necessary classes of trademark, and file it with the Chinese Patent Office.
During the examination, the Patent Office checks the correctness of the documents filed to be sure they are in compliance with the trademark requirements set forth by the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Trademarks”. Then a preliminary decision can be made regarding the registration of the trademark.
Registration, publication, and issuance of the certificate
If the preliminary registration has not been challenged within 3 months, the trademark is registered, a certificate is issued, and an official notice is published.
What does the registration of a trademark give?
Is it necessary to register TM in the territory of China?
Given the increased number of cases of trademark fraud in China, the answer is clearly “Yes!” And the faster you do it, the sooner you will protect your international business from possible threats.
The opportunity to protect oneself from the potential dishonest actions of a Chinese partner.
Application for registration of TM in China
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How long does the TM registration procedure in China take?
The first 9 months – formal and qualification examinations, and it takes 3 months for the publication of the preliminary decision and the possibility of protesting it by third parties. Immediately at the end of this period, the trademark will be registered, and another 2 months will be spent on delivery of the original certificate.
What documents are needed to register a TM?
- Name and image of the Trademark;
- Trademark Description;
- Information about the applicants;
- List of goods and services in respect of which TM registration should be made;
- The power of attorney signed by the applicant and sealed (for a legal entity).
Is there an alternative to registering TM in China?
For the international registration of a trademark in China, you must have the registration of this mark for goods and services in the territory of one of the countries of the Madrid Agreement (for example, Ukraine).
Both TM registration under the national TM registration procedure in the People’s Republic of China and international trademark registration have advantages and disadvantages.
If you need to delve deeper into this issue, we recommend a free consultation with our experts.
Can TM registration be denied in China?
In the event of a refusal, the applicant may, within 15 days, contact the Expert Commission on Trademarks of the Main Directorate of the Industrial and Trade Administration of the PRC for reconsideration of the application.
In case of partial refusal, the TM may be registered for a part of the declared goods. To date, the most common reason for the
refusal to register a TM in China is incorrect preparation of the application and related documents.
Don’t waste your time filling out repeated applications; we kindly recommend reaching out to one of our specialists for assistance.
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