How to register a China trademark

Step 1.

Find TANNET to assist you with registering your trademark. TANNEThelps to conduct an official search of existing trademarks and their status, both by using the official database and by filing with the CTMO. TANNET is also important because your application must include a Chinese translation.

Step 2.

Identify the laws which regulate trademark registration between your country and China. 

Step 3.

Determine the classification of commodities under which you will register your trademark and the scope of your trademark claims. 

Step 4.

Ensure that your trademark adheres to Chinese laws and restrictions. 

Step 5.

If your trademark has been registered first in another country, you are eligible for a right of priority in China (6 months from the day filed in a foreign country).

Step 6.

Apply for registration with the China Trademark Office (CTMO). The application shall undergo a preliminary examination (to determine document authenticity), followed by a substantive examination. If it passes these examinations, the Trademark Office will publish the application, which, if not opposed, will be registered after three months.


Registration of a trademark is a rigorous work. It is better to choose a qualifiedagency which could guarantee your lawful rights for your company, and HongKong TANNET Group Limited will be the one to help you with registration of Chinese Trademark and Hongkong, patents and ISBN.

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