Trademarks: China

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention & Madrid Protocol

Classification : Nice Classification; Single-Class Filings

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Color Marks, Three-Dimensional Marks, Certification Marks & Collective Marks.

What is Not Registrable : Scent marks & Sound Marks

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Yes
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette
Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date

Time Frame for Registration : 21 Months

Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months – with payment of fine.

Cancellation : Yes – if the mark has not been used for 3 consecutive years following registration date.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. 15 prints of the mark.
  3. Full details of the Applicant.
  4. Full details of the Mark, Class(es) & List of Goods.
  5. Certified copy of Priority Document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Simply Signed.
  2. Original Registration certificate for endorsement.

 

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