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China Trademark Registration Guide

Updated:2023-10-12 17:27:46    Source:TannetViews:5029

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China trademark registration has been generally acknowledged as a necessary way to start one’s business in China. Protecting your trademark is a strategic move in the long term and should be carefully considered.

Necessity for the China Trademark Registration
China follows a “first-to-file” principle, so it is necessary to register a trademark in order to obtain proprietary rights over it. Before starting your business, you’d better apply for a brand related with your main business activities, in case anyone else do in advanced of yourself. Before filling the application, the thing you need is hiring a professional an agency like Tannet to provide you with professional advise and assist you to file it. 

Types of China Trademarks
There are different types of marks, containing trademarks, slogans, trade names, geographical indication, collective trademark and certification mark. The Filling for those types may have different requirements, but how to file a general type is the most basic you should know.  

Requirements for the Filling
1)Full name, address, and nationality of the applicant(s) both in English and Chinese;
2)A photocopy of identification documents from the applicant(s);
3)Description of goods/services;
4)A jpg image of the mark in black and white version;
5)A power of Attorney, which is simply signed or stamped by the applicant(s);
6)An application form, which is simply signed or stamped by the applicant(s);
7)Fling date, application number and country of the basic application(s), if convention priority is claimed.

Process for Filling the Mark Application


China Trademark Validity Term
In China registered trademarks are valid for a period of ten (10) years from the registration date. They can then be renewed for subsequent ten-year periods indefinitely.

What Tannet could do for you?
Besides filling a trademark application in China, Tannet provides legal services of search, monitoring, opposition, assignment, renewal, change, licensing and infringement or dispute handling in trademark, patent and copyright.

Should you have further inquiry on trademark, please feel free to call us at 86-755-82148634/13560711622, or email 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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