TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS

In China, first applicant is the Winner !
It is strongly advised to register your trademark in China before you do anything else

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Trademark filing

Before to proceed, keep in mind that a valid trademark must either be in use or intented for use in commerce. It is advice to check before filing if the trademark is already registered or not (search link). Once you provide us with all the requested information, Easychinatrademark will file the application online.

  Filling Filling
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Formal examination by CMTO (Chinese Trademark Office)

The examiner will check that all the requirements (legality, distinctiveness, availability, etc.) are met. Once the trademark has passed this step, the trademark is preliminary approved for registration in China. About 2 months after the filing.

  Examination Examination
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Publication in the official trademark Gazette

About 8 to 10 months after the filing, the CMTO will publish the trademark in the Official Gazette. The date of publication marks the start of a 3 months period during which any third parties may file an opposition with the CMTO. In case no opposition is filed (or if an opposition is filed but fails), the trademark is registered for a period of 10 years starting at the end of the 3 months opposition period.

  Publication Publication
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Ready to Use

Once the trademark is registered, you will be able to use it. Most of the Chinese website such as Alibaba or Tmall requests a trademark certificate to accept products on their online platform. You can also register your trademark certificate with Chinese customs to control the import and export of counterfeiting products in China. More importantly, trademark certificate will become an important assets with a real value.

  Ready Ready

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