Trademark Registration in China

China Trademark Registration – How to Register and its Benefits

A trademark attorney will process a trademark registration in China by conducting the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

Before filing for trademark registration in China, one must assess all probable challenges that could come in the way of the registration process. This Comprehensive Study of the trademark helps in making a list of all comparable trademarks (graphically or phonetically) that might conflict with the one selected by you.

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

The next step is that an attorney files your trademark registration in China and fulfils all necessary steps in the Trademark Office for getting registration approval. After the trademark is filed, we send the filing report comprising of the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application.

Will I get any right after having a registered trademark in China?

Registration is compulsory to get rights to a trademark. The first-to-file rule is valid in China. Usually, prior use is accepted.

What is the use of my trademark before I apply for registration?

Not needed to prove actual use of intent

On what grounds can a Trademark Application be Cancelled?

Trademark can be opposed in case of:
  • Personal name and registered name conflict
  • Copyright Breach
  • Geographical indication
  • Deceptive mark
  • Misleading mark
  • Proprietary rights

Will anyone contest with my trademark?

Yes, following party may oppose:
  • Interested party
  • Owner of earlier right
  • License holder

On what grounds can a Trademark Application be Cancelled?

Trademark can be opposed in case of:
  • Personal name and registered name conflict
  • Copyright breach
  • Geographical indication
  • Deceptive mark
  • Misleading mark
  • Proprietary rights

Is local character Is necessary to register trademark?

Yes, it makes the secure protection for your trademark

What is timeline or the approval of trademark registration?

The average timeline for approval of the registration is 15 months, provided no objections or oppositions happen.

Do I have protection for my trademark in other territories?

The limit is only exist within mainland of the china

Is sign needed from power of Authority during registration?

yes, it is required to complete the registration process

What are benefits of pre-filing my trademark?

Helps to increase in ownership rights and it can withstand strong against any opposition

When will I have to renew my trademark?

Subsequent renewals should be done every 10 years.

What is my renewal date for a trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in China is 10 years counted from the date of application filing.

What documentation is needed while renewing a trademark?

The document is required:
  • A copy of registration certification
  • Power of Attorney
  • Certification of incorporation

Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?

The grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 6 months

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