After your application for trademark registration passes the preliminary examination , it will be published in the Gazette. The publication will last 3 months.The prior owner of trademark or interested parties can raise the opposition within three months from the date of the publication, if they think the published trademark involves infringement.
The trademark will enter the opposition proceeding.
- The opposer apply for opposition to China Trademark Office (CTMO).
- Wait for the opposee to respond.
The CTMO will judge the opposition by examining the proofs that provided by both sides.
- The CTMO will judge the opposition by examining the proofs that provided by opposer only.
- If any party is unsatisfied with the judgment, he can apply for review within the following 15 days.
No opposition raised
The trademark will be approved for registration when the publication period is over, and the certificate will be sent to you.