Trademark Resources

How to register a trademark in china

Flow Chart for Application for Trademark Registration

1. Trademark Search

Once you have applied for a trademark, you cannot alter it and your application fee cannot be refunded. Using Search and Advisory Service could save you the expense of making an application which has little or no chance of being accepted for registration.

The China Trademark & Patent law Office offers a high-quality, value-for-money service to meet the needs of you. It can provide advice on whether your mark meets the requirements for registration.
2. Submit Application

The information required for application include:

1).Letter of Instruction
2).Name, address and Nationality(or country of incorporation) of the applicant(natural person or legal person)
3).Sample of trademarks (Black & White) and the nature of business
4).List of goods to be covered by trademark application and international class, if known
5).Specify the colour if your mark is coloured.

3. Notice of Acceptance

When The China Trademark Office receives your application of trademark registration, they will give you an application number and issue the Notice of Acceptance within 45 working days.
4. Examination

If you have paid the correct fee, the China Trademark Office will examine your application, and either:

confirm that your application is acceptable, or send you a written Examination Report which will list all the objections against it.
5. Publication

After the application is examined by the Trademark Office, it will be published in Trade Marks Journal for three months, and if no notice of opposition, the application will proceed to registration.
6. Registration

After the application of China Trademark Office is approved, the detailed information of the trademark will be recorded in Registration Record Book and the applicant will receive a Registration Certification. The registering date is traceable to the date when application is submitted, in other words, the right as a holder of registered trademark starts from the day when application is submitted.
7. Time and Fees

Time: If registration application runs smoothly, it usually requires about 12-18 months.

Fee: Please check

Fee & Payment

The validity period is 10 years after being registered successfully, no other fees during this period. Renew the registration 10 years later.