Trademark registration China
A trademark registration in China is important in every phase of a company. There is no ideal time to have your trademark recorded. You can register before launching a new product, or when your company has existed for years and does not have trademark protection yet. In either case it is very important to register in China.
How can you register a trademark in China?
You can register a trademark in China by having it entered into the India trademark register. The brand has to meet certain criteria to ensure it is not rejected when it is deposited, because in that case no trademark rights would be granted.
The filing process for India comprises of 7 steps, namely:
1. Research into previous registrations
2. Determining the classification
3. Submitting the trademark to the Chinese Registry
4. Assessment of absolute grounds and formal requirements
7. Entry into trademark registry
6. Legal objection period of three months
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What is the duration of a trademark in China?
If you do not register before the expiry date, the delai de grace will enter into force. This is a sort of grace period in which you still get the chance to renew your trademark. If you do not renew within this period, the trademark expires and all of your rights really are gone. It is not possible to restore this.
How can you apply for a trademark search in China?
In addition, we also research similar brands to see if there is any chance of objection by owners of older trademarks.
Of course it is always possible to have us do comprehensive research. We will then draw up an extensive analysis of all similar brands to map out the chances of objection or rejection of the trademark. This will give you more security that your registration will be successful.
What are the costs of trademark registration in China?
The cost of trademark aplication in China is dependent on the number of classifications that is relevant to the trademark. Most fall into classes 1 to 3, but it is very well possible to get the protection in all of classes 1 through 45 of the Nice classification.
What are the costs of trademark search in China?
We can do phonetic research and in-depth investigations into similar brands.