A Guide for China Trademark Registration

A Guide for China Trademark Registration

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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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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Criteria of China Trademark Registration

Criteria of China Trademark Registration

China trademark registration are registered through the China Trademark Office. The State Administration of Industry and Commerce is responsible for administering trademarks.


China trademark registration is follows a "first-to-file" rule for obtaining trade mark rights. This means that the first person to file a trade mark application will generally have priority over a prior user of the trademark in China. It is advisable to file China trademark applications in China market as soon as possible.


However, whether the China trademark applied for being published or refused depends on whether it is identical with or similar to the trademark of another person who enjoys priory in respect of the same or similar goods, where it is identical with or similar to the trademark of another person which, in respect of the same or similar goods, has been registered or, after examination, preliminary approved, the China Trademark Office shall refuse the application and shall not publish (the said trademark).



Below are the Criteria of China Trademark Registration:  

1. Identical of verbal trademark means that in the same language, the verbal elements, pronunciation and meaning of the trademarks are the same, the figures forming the trademark have no difference in view or the difference is minute.


2. If the verbal elements of the trademarks using the same language are same in meaning and refer to the same object, but are different in pronunciation and form, and there is great difference in overall structure, they will not be decided as similar trademarks usually.


Tannet have a group of talented and creative designers who were specifically chosen for leadership and experience in the field. Please visit our Showroom for a display of their talent. You can browse through the marks they have designed to the specifications of clients. These marks are currently registered and used as trademarks. If you would like a logo designed you may simply give us an idea about the words you would like to use and any ideas you may have on the design. Or, simply tell us your business and our designers can create and customize a suitable, unique and attractive logo design to meet your marketing needs and corporate image. Tannet realize, that corporate image is the first important step towards building business competitiveness.


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Email: mytannet@gmail.com
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