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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Vietnam Trademark Registration

Vietnam Trademark Registration

Vietnam trademark registration are required register IP protection at National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP). National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) is the government body responsible for registering IP protection.



Vietnam Trademark Applications

Each application can be used for one trademark only. However, multi-class applications are possible in Vietnam, accordingly up to 45 classes of goods and services can be claimed under one application. The goods and/or services under the application must be classified according to the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement


The NOIP accepts a general power of attorney for trademark filings of one applicant. In case the power of attorney specifies particular marks of the trademark applicant, then separate power of attorney will be required for any subsequent marks of the applicant not specified in the original power of attorney. Requirements to the Power of Attorney. The POA must be submitted within 1 month from filing the trademark application in Vietnam. Notarization or legalization is not required. However, the certified copy of the priority document must be translated into Vietnamese.


Vietnam Trademark Examination

All trademark applications will be examined by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) with respect to formality requirements. If the application is found to satisfy the formality requirements, then it will be accepted as legitimate by the NOIP in a Notification of Acceptance which provides official filing date, official filing number, and priority date if any. In case the application does not meet the formality requirements, the NOIP will reject the application by a Notification of Refusal of Acceptance or request corrections or amendments, as the case may be.


Upon expiry of the formality check and where the application is accepted as legitimate, the application will be published in the IP Gazette from the acceptance date and then, passed to substantive examination which takes place within a 06 month period from the date of publication of the application. The substantive examination is to consider whether the claimed trademark (i) possesses distinctiveness and (ii) is of those signs excluded from trademark protection.


Acceptance of Protection

If upon expiry of the substantive examination, the trademark is found to be registrable, the NOIP will grant Certificate of Trademark Registration for the trademark, and publish the Certificate in the IP Gazette.


Where the trademark is unregistrable, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) will issue a Notification of Examination Result of Application notifying the applicant of the intended refusal of grant of the certificate and reasons therefore, or of the deficiencies or amendments which should be corrected or made. The applicant has 2 months to reply or make necessary amendments. If the applicant fails to reply or the response is not appropriate, the NOIP will officially issue a Notification of Refusal of Granting Certificate of Trademark Registration. To the contrary where the response is satisfactory, the Certificate of Trademark Registration or Decision of Acceptance of Protection will be granted as above mentioned.


Vietnam Trademark Protection

 A certificate of Vietnam trademark registration shall be effective from the granting date and last for 10 years from the filing date, and can be renewed for indefinitely for each consecutive 10-year term. Renewal request may be filed late within a 6-month grace period.


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Malaysia Trademark Registration

Malaysia Trademark Registration

Malaysia Trademark Registration, the protection is governed by the Trade Marks Act 1976 (TMA) and the Trade Marks Regulation 1997 (TMR). The TMA came into force on 1st September 1983, while the TMR, which repealed the initial Trade Marks Regulations 1983, was enforced on 1st December 1997.


With effect from 1 December 1997, service marks are also registrable. For convenience, the term "trademark" when used herein also includes "service mark" unless indicated otherwise. Any mark used/proposed to be used in relation to goods or services to indicate a connection in the course of trade between the goods or services and the person having the right to use the mark can be registered. In this regard "mark" includes any device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral or any combination of these elements. Marks in other than English or Malay are also prima facie registrable although certified translation and transliteration of the marks will be required to be furnished.


Malaysia Trademark Registration

Functions of Malaysia Trademark

Origin Function – A Malaysia trademark helps to identify the source and those responsible for the products and services sold in the market. 

Choice Function – A Malaysia trademark enables consumers to choose goods and services with ease while shopping. 

Quality Function – Consumers choose a particular trade mark for its known quality. 

Marketing Function – Malaysia Trademark plays an important role in advertising. Its normal for consumers to make purchases based on continuous influence of advertising. 

Economic Function – Established trademark is a valuable asset. Trademarks may be licensed or franchised.


Malaysia Trademark Classification of Goods and Services

Malaysia Trademark Registration Office (MYIPO) generally follows the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement (also known as the Nice Classification), which sets out forty-five (45) different classes of goods and services. The listing of goods or services is very important as the use of the trade mark will be limited to such goods or services as listed in the application.


Malaysia Trademark Applicant

Any person (an individual, corporation or business) who claims to be the bona fide proprietor of the mark may apply for trade mark registration.


Malaysia Trademark Registration Duration

After the trademark is registered, a certificate of registration will be issued to the applicant. The Malaysia trademark registration is valid for ten years from the date of application and it is renewable indefinitely every ten (10) years.


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Difference between Trademark and Business Name

Difference between Trademark and Business Name

A trademark is a way of identifying a unique product or service and it can be your most valuable marketing tool. Sometimes called a brand, your trademark is your identity, the way you show your customers who you are. However, there is a difference between trademark and business name.


Trademark and business name have different purposes which will protect your business in different ways. A business name is only used to identify your business. Registering your business name doesn't give you full rights over that name-only a trade mark can give you full rights.



Below are the explanations to help you understand the difference between trademark and business name.

Business name:

  • A business name is the name under which your business operates and is connected to your Business Number (BN).
  • You only need to register a business name if you are trading under a name that is not your own.
  • Registration of your business name registers it nationally. You only need to register once even if you trade in multiple states.
  • You cannot register a business name that is identical or too similar to a business name registered to another Australian business or company.
  • A business name does not give you legal rights to that name. This means that if someone else uses your business name for their business, you don't have any rights to stop them.



  • A trademark legally protects your name and stops others from trading with it. When you register a trademark you get exclusive use of that trademark you are registered.
  • A trademark is protected in the registered country and territories for some period.
  • Being a trademark owner makes it easier to apply for a trademark in other countries.
  • If you need exclusive use of your business name, you should register it as a trademark.


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Advantages From Registering Your Trademark

Advantages From Registering Your Trademark

The trademark is a valuable asset for any company because the trademark is considered intellectual property (IP). To protect on your business mark or Logo, it’s advisable to register your trademark before conducting business due to a high rate of intellectual property (IP) piracy.



You may derive some advantages from registering your trademark, such as:

  • Constitutional priority right as first to file. The person or legal entity who is the first to file the trademark generally has priority to use the registered trademark
  • Exclusive protection of the product (goods and services) from infringement claims by others in commerce activities
  • Legal reinforcement of the position of trademark owners in court if there is litigation
  • As a value added of goods or services in quality and reputation to the public


The following are some common examples of marks that cannot be registered as a trademark:

  • Marks that are descriptive (e.g. super, best, cheap, one dozen)
  • Marks that are common to your trade (ones that have become well accepted in relation to your trade and do not distinguish the goods or service you are offering)
  • Marks that could offend or promote immoral behavior
  • Deceptive marks (ones that could misrepresent the nature, quality or geographical origin of the goods or services)
  • Marks that are identical to earlier marks
  • Marks that could cause confusion (similar or identical to an earlier mark and in relation to similar or identical goods or services provided by the owners of the earlier mark)
  • Marks that are identical or similar to Well Known Marks.

Nevertheless, foreign businesses who register their trademark through the international route still need legal assistance for a comprehensive understanding of the legalities of running a business in local country. This can prevents any future disputes or infringement.