China Trademark

China Trademark

EFSAG can provide trademark services to companies and individuals seeking to register a mark in China. Our professional and skilled consultants have a wealth of experience in all areas of China intellectual property law. We are fully equipped to assist you in trademark search, registration and renewal.

For further information regarding how EFSAG can assist you with your China Trademark, use our Contact Form.

To begin the process of your trademark registration, complete our Application Form.

China Trademark Requirements

The China Patent and Trademark Office is the registry responsible for registering and providing all mark requirements in China. For a mark to be registered, it must be available – not already registered with the China Patent and Trademark Office, and it must be capable of graphical representation. Typically a China trademark will be in the form of words, symbols, numerals, letters or designs but it must not be of a descriptive nature.

A foreign company or individual wishing to register a China mark is required under the Chinese Patent and Trademark Law to obtain representation. It is stipulated that representation should be in the form of an authorized Chinese patent and trademark company.

The registered mark is valid for a period of 10 years from the date registered. The mark can then be renewed every 10 years indefinitely, provided the mark is used appropriately.

China Trademark Law

The China Trade Mark Office, also referred to as CTMO, is the office responsible for administering trademark law in China. The trademark system in China is based on a framework comprising of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law.

The law provides legal protection against unauthorized use of a registered mark in China, its scope for legal protection does not extend to unregistered marks. Amendments to China’s trademark law now provide for trademarks to take on the form of three-dimensional shapes, in addition to this, a China trademark can now be a colour.

China Trademark Registration

EFSAG can provide comprehensive consultation regarding your trademark’s registration, from assisting you with the initial search to administering the relevant documentation.  We are experienced in all aspects, from the initial designing process to ensuring successful renewals.