China Trademark Registration Guide
After more than a quarter century of reform, China’s economy has become the second largest in the world. Its market-oriented economy has a rapidly growing private sector and its industries are marked by increasing technological advancements and productivity.
China’s IP laws have developed rapidly and significantly, encompassing a full array of areas expected in modern Intellectual Property regimes. While there is no common law protection for unregistered trade marks, foreign trade marks not registered in China can receive protection if they qualify as well-known trademarks within China.
Overview of our services in China:
Main Trade Mark Legislation
Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China, 2001
Regulations for the Implementation of TM Law, 2002
Measures for Registration of Collective Marks, 2003
Regulations on the Protection of Olympic Symbols, 2002
Rules for Trademark Review and Adjudication, 2002
Provisions on Protection of Well-know Marks, 2003
Implementation of International Registration, 2003
Not available. A separate application is required for each class.
Series Mark Application
Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application
At least 30 months.
3 months from the publication date.
Country of incorporation
Specimen of mark
Specification of goods / services
Power of Attorney
Registrable unconventional trademarks
Term of Registration
10 years from the date of registration.
Non-Use Period for Cancellation
10 years from the renewal date of the registration.
Border Enforcement by Customs Official
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