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China Trademark Registration

Updated:2018-9-18 18:06:51    Source:TannetViews:2268

China trademark registration is one of Tannet's intellectual property services. Protecting your trademark in China requires first and foremost that you register your trademark in China. A trademark is a basically words or a symbol registered to represent a certain company or business. Different countries have different registration processes. In China, you must register your trademark with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in order to protect your exclusive rights. Below is the process for trademark registration in China. 

I. Steps of China Trademark Registration
(1) China Trademark Design;
(2) China Trademark Search;
(3) China Trademark Application;
(4) Acceptance of China Trademark Application;
(5) China Trademark Examination;
(6) China Trademark Publication;
(7) China Trademark Registration.

II. China Trademark Design
China Trademark Service from Tannet is equipped with a team of excellent designers from home and abroad, who are ready to provide you with professional services. Advantages of China Trademark design by Tannet are shown below:

(1) Novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods.
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.

III. China Trademark Search
Before filing your application, please find out whether or not that name is already being used for the type of product or service that you wish to use it for. We can search the Trademark with our own resources for you, which is for free; besides, there is another way to search trademark with related authorities, which takes some time and costs some money. The search result will minimize the risk for the whole application and registration process. Therefore, the search service with authorities is strongly recommended.

IV. Submit Application of China Trademark
An application must include the following documents before the China Trademark Office will accept it.
(1) Authorization letter of registration;
(2) Qualification certificate of applicant;
(3) A clear drawing of the trademark;
(4) A listing of the goods or services;
(5) The filing fee for at least one class of goods or services.

V. Notice of Acceptance
When The China Trademark Office receives your application data of trademark registration, they will give you an application number and issue the Notice of Acceptance within 3 months.

VI. China Trademark Examination
After the China Trademark Office determines that you have met the minimum filing requirements, the application is forwarded to an examining attorney. This may take a number of months. The examining attorney reviews the application to determine whether it complies with all applicable rules and statutes and includes all required fees.

A complete examination includes a search for conflicting marks, and an examination of the written application, the drawing, and any specimen.

VII. China Trademark Publication
If the examining attorney raises no objections to registration, or if the applicant overcomes all objections, the examining attorney will approve the mark for publication in the Official Gazette, which is three months publication of the China Trademark Office.

VIII. China Trademark Registration
If no party files an opposition or requests to extend the time to oppose, the China Trademark Office will normally register the mark and issue a registration certificate. The date of filing the application will be the registration date.

IX. Time and Fees
The approximate time for obtaining the certificate is about 10-12 months for smooth application. The term of validity is 10 years from the date of filing the application, in which period no extra fee is imposed.

X. Why Choose Tannet
Tannet is an experienced trademark registration company. Being equipped with professional staff specified in law,financing and accounting area. We can provide all-round and high quality services of trademark registration. And our services also cover a wide range of fields, including investment guidance, tax advisory, business consulting, etc. With dozens of branch offices from HK, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, etc, our high qualify services are available for you anywhere and anytime.

Contact us
If you have further queries, don’t hesitate to contact Tannet anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143422, or emailing to You are also welcome to visit our office situated in 16/F, Taiyangdao Bldg 2020,Dongmen Rd South, Luohu, Shenzhen, China.

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