China Trademark Registration Services mel2cn

E-mail: mel2cn@evershinecpa.com
or
contact by phone during office hours of Australia time zone:
Australia  CA Lily Yan, speak both English and Chinese
Mobile: +61-457-509-037 office:+61-(02)-8068-6337
2/172-176 Rowe St Eastwood, NSW 2122, Australia

Warning: 
To apply for a trademark in China, in trademark-application procedures, it exists a risk that your trademark data is released to a bad-intention firm who will apply it before you deliver your trademark application.
Then after one year later, you will find your trademark being rejected and you need to buy back that trademark from the bad-intention firm.

Our Suggested Solution:

We suggest you register your trademark in Taiwan firstly, then use it to apply trademark priority right in China.
That will be safer.
In many real cases, clients want to attend exhibitions in China, they was afraid of exposure of their product and trademark because they did not yet register their trademark in China.
We helped them to register their trademark in Taiwan firstly.
Then using Taiwan trademark priority right, within 6 months, to apply for China Trademark.
In which, Taiwan Trademark application date will be adopted in order to avoid being later than the date bad-intention application date.

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 foreign investors.

By virtue of the 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),

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 another entity when you successfully develop your business in Mainland China. If have already applied for your trademark in other countries, you may have the right of priority for 6 months. It will take about 18-24 months to get a 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
The 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 of 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 a 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 a 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 the 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

*Trademark Search
*Initial Application
*Substantive Examination
*Publication
*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 infringe 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 the Customs Law of People’s 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.

Additional Information

Evershine Headquarter:
Taipei Evershine CPAs Firm/ Evershine BPO Services Corporation6th Floor, 378 Chang Chun Rd.,Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan R.O.C.
Near MRT Nanjing Fuxing Station
Principal Partner /General Manager:
Dale C.C. Chen /CPA in Taiwan+China+UK/ MBA+DBA/ Patent Attorney in Taiwan
Mobile: +86-139-1048-6278 in China ;
Mobile:+886-933920199 in Taipei
Wechat ID: evershiinecpa ;Line ID:evershinecpa; skype:daleccchen ;
Linking Address:  Dale Chen Linkedin

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Besides, Evershine is Taiwan local Partner of ADP Streamline ®.
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