China Trademark Registration

China Trademark Registration

A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, designated for specific market, and is used to distinguish its products or services from competitors.


Types of China Trademark

a) Word Mark e) Commodity Trademark
b) Figurative Mark f) Certification Mark
c) Combination Trademark g) Associated Mark
d) Service Mark h) Defensive Trademark                                        


Application Criteria

Individual holds

a) A certified true copy of passport / identity card

b) A trademark photo in JPEG file

Organization holds

a) A copy of notarized company form 9

b) A trademark photo in JPEG file


Application Procedures

Trademark Design → Trademark Search → Application Submission → Notice of Acceptance →

Trademark Examination → Trademark Publication → Complete Registration


Trademark Design

Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods; Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged. TANNET does provide trademark design service.

Trademark Search

Before filing your application, it shall be determined whether the mark to be registered is pending registered or has been registered the trademark rights. Trademark search can minimize the risk for the whole application and registration process. Therefore, the search service with authorities is strongly recommended.

Application Submission

The application shall include the following elements to get the acceptance from China Trademark Authority.

a) Authorization letter of registration

b) Qualification certificate of applicant

c) A clear drawing of the mark

d) Lists 10 products which to be protected under same category

Notice of Acceptance

Once the China Trademark Authority receives your application of trademark registration, they will give you an application number and issue the Notice of Acceptance within 3 months.

Trademark Examination

After the China Trademark Authority determines that you meet the minimum filing requirements, the application is forwarded to an examining attorney. This may take few 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.

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 at the China Trademark Authority.

Complete Registration

If no party files an opposition or request to extend the time to oppose, the China Trademark Authority will normally register the mark and issue a registration certificate. The registration date will be effective from the date of application filing.


It could take approximately 1-2 working days to get the certificate. The term of validity is 10 years from the date of trademark registration, in which period no extra fee is imposed.


We have more services than abovementioned such as China Trademark Transfer, China Trademark Authorization, China Company Formation and Hong Kong Company Formation, etc.

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