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Procedures for China Trademark Registration and Documents Required

Update Date:2016-1-28 9:32:14 Source:BeiJing Tannet Views:1286
China trademark registration, also called China trademark application, brand registration. Any foreigner or foreign enterprise intending to apply for trademark registration in China should file an application in accordance with relevant agreements concluded between the country (or region) to which the applicant belongs and China, or according to relevant international treaties to which both countries (or region) are parties, or on the basis of the principle of reciprocity.
China Trademark Registration Office
The Trademark Office under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is the government authority for the registration of trademarks in China. The Trademark Management Office under SAIC is the administrative arm responsible for managing all trademark-related matters, while Trademark Affairs Offices set up in various major cities are trademark agents designated by the state and under the supervision of SAIC. The Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, also under SAIC, is responsible for handling disputes related to trademarks. Provincial-level administration offices for industry and commerce handle matters concerning trademarks under their jurisdiction, such as protecting the exclusive right to use registered trademarks and investigating acts of trademark infringement.

China Trademark Registration Required Documents
1) In applying for trademark registration, the following documents should be submitted to the relevant authorities:
2) Application for Trademark Registration,
3) power of attorney,
4) five copies of the reproductions of the trademark (if colour is claimed, five copies of the colour reproductions of the trademark),
5) one copy of the black and white design thereof,  
6) identification documents.
The reproductions of the trademark must be clear and easy to be pasted up and should be printed on smooth and clear durable paper or substituted by photographs, the length and width of which should be less than 10 cm but more than 5 cm each.
China Trademark Registration Requirements
When a foreigner or foreign enterprise applies for trademark registration, the Chinese language should be used (any document in a foreign language should be accompanied by a Chinese translation).Nationals of the States Parties to the Paris Convention, who after filing an application for registration of a trademark in any other State Party, file another application for registration of the same trademark for the same product in China, may claim priority within six months after the first filing and submit priority documents. The date of the first application for registration of the trademark filed in another State Party to the Paris Convention shall be regarded as the application date in China.

Applications for trademark registration will undergo examination as to form and examination as to substance by the Trademark Office in accordance with the Trademark Law. Where an application has passed the examination both in form and in substance, preliminary approval will be granted and the trademark will be published.
ATAHK's Services for China Trademark Registration
Many foreigners many turn to the trademark agents for trademark registration in China. Foreign enterprises wishing to do the same should appoint agents designated by the state to handle trademark registration for foreign parties. ATAHK Intellectual property service centre provide China trademark registration, Hong Kong trademark registration, China patent registration, Hong Kong patent registration etc.

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