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Why Register a Trademark in China

  • Defend against bad faith registration
  • Protect against counterfeit goods and services
  • Establish legal remedies in case of trademark infringement
  • It is a requirement for e-commerce sites and distributor
  • Ability to sell your product in China
  • Manufacture goods in China
  • Provides future brand protection

Services We Provide

Conduct comprehensive trademark search with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)

Assist in translating your TM name to Chinese

Prepare and file trademark applications

File trademark renewals

File patents licences with free monitoring

File copyright registration applications

Provide product ID with a barcode

Intellectual Property Roadmap

Steps to register your trademark in China

1. Preform a trademark search

A comprehensive search must be complete in Chinese to ensure your Chinese mark is not already registered.

2. Filing

Register in Chinese, Roman characters will not completely protect against infringement

  • Complete application as outlined by the CNIPA.
3. Formal Examination

CNIPA verifies that the trademark file is complete, and all corresponding fees have been paid.

4. Substantial Examination

Examiner verifies that absolute grounds and relative grounds have been met. Once the trademark has passed this examination, the trademark in preliminarily approved for registration.

5. Publication in Trademark Gazette

Approved applications will be published in the Trademark Gazette. This will give others a chance to oppose your application.

  • Publication must remain advertised for 3 months.
6. Registration

If there is no opposition to your application, or if the opposition is rejected the CNIPA will send you a trademark certificate.

7. Renewals

To maintain your registration you will need to pay a renewal fee every 10 years.

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