Hangzhou Trademark Registration Services
Protect your Trademark, Logo, Name, New Design
Service Team members are led by CPA and Patent Attorney
With a wide consumers market and as a production base, China attracts many foreign investors to expand their businesses. However, China is a severely competitive market which brings both opportunities and challenges to the foreign investors.
By virtue of registration of the trademark in China, generally, foreign investors can get legal protection on their products and services in China, allowing their brands to secure sustainable support in China market. Therefore, if your company wants to expand market in People’s Republic of China (abbreviated as China), firstly, you should consider how to protect your trademark and domain Name through registration including new application and continuation application.
Our Service Coverage
*New application of Trademark in China
*Renewal application Of Trademark in China
*Registration of Domain Name (.cn)
New application of Trademark in China
Registering your Trademark is very important in Mainland China. It is a must. Otherwise, it might happen that your Trademark will be registered by other entity when you successfully develop your business in Mainland China. If have already applied your trademark in other countries, you may have the right of priority for 6 months. It will take about 18-24 months to get Certificate of Trademark Registration in China from application date.
Once your trademark is approved, you will get 10 years exclusive right to use the Trademark renewable.
Renewal application of Trademark in China
Effective period for approved Trademark is 10 years. Renewal application should be submitted more than 6 months before its expiration date. Each renewal application can get another 10 years protection upon approval.
Registration of Domain Name (.cn)
Please be aware that Domain Name (.cn) in Mainland China is not easily applied because they have strict censoring system. Specific documents are necessary.
The Right of Priority on China Trademark Registration
- An applicant may enjoy the right of priority in China within six months from the 1st day (initial application) of filing Trademark registration in his/her country. However, this is only adopted between the country in which an applicant first files an application for trademark registration and China or any international protocol to which both countries are parties if he/she files another application for trademark registration.
- The owner of a trademark may enjoy the right of priority for a period of 6 months from the first day of which Trademark was used on any merchandise exhibited internationally & recognized by the Chinese government.
Documents Required for Trademark Application
*Authorization Letter of Registration
*Qualification Certificate of Applicant
*Clear Image or Drawing of the Trademark
*List of Goods or Services
*Filing fee for at least one class of goods or services
*Copy of Current Business Registration Certificate of the Applicant (If corporation)
*Copy of Identification Documents of the Applicant (If individual)
Trademark Registration Flow
*Issuance of Certificate
Preliminary Trademark Search
The Preliminary trademark search, while optional, is to avoid legal complications in the future. It ensures that the trademark is not yet applied or registered by another entity to reduce the possibilities of rejection or opposition raise.
Time Required: 18-24 months
Validity Period: 10 years
Renewal: Applied six (6) months before the expiration. Renewal is valid for 10 years.
Customs Protection on Intellectual Property Rights
China prohibits the import or export of any goods which infringes the intellectual property rights. A trademark owner is entitled to file a record with the General Administration of Customs of China in accordance with applicable provisions under Customs Law of People Republic of China. If the owner or the General Administration of Customs of China notices any alleged trademark infringement, the General Administration of Customs of China will detain the suspected infringing goods immediately and check against them with the owner for further legal protection.
If you are interested in our Trademark and Domain Name (.cn) Registration Services, contact:
Beijing Evershine BPO Service Corp.
17D, Oriental Kenzo Apartment C, No. 48 Dongzhimen Outer St. Dongcheng Dist., Beijing
Located near Exit of MRT Line #2 Dongzhimen Station