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Ways, application documents and fees of trademark applications in China

Where a foreigner or foreign enterprise desires to file trademark registration or other trademark matters in China, it shall retain a lawfully established trademark agency. But if the foreigner or foreign enterprise has habitual residence or business[…]Read full blog

Interpretation on “Other Improper Means” Described in Paragraph 1 Article 44 of China Trademark Law

There is no definition for “bad faith” in China Trademark Law. Only some descriptions such as “registrations obtained with ill will”, “improper means” are in the articles. In December 2016, China Trademark Office (CTMO) and Trademark Review and Adjud[…]Read full blog

China Trademark Office Announces to Simplify Trademark Applications, Optimize Procedures and Shorten Examination Period

The number of trademark applications in China has been increased rapidly in recent years, and in 2017 the number exceeded 5 million. To bring more convenience to trademark applicants, CTMO has decided to further simplify application materials, optimi[…]Read full blog
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