We are dedicated to offering our domestic and oversea clients professional services of trademark management and all-around trademark protection. We have accumulated rich experience in trademark application and confirmation of ownership of trademark right and settlement of infringement. To support our client’s rights keeping in force, we built up a reliable in-house case-management and search system that ensures the effective control and supervision of follow-up proceedings. All of our staff have good accomplishments with grasp of professional knowledge and received vocational training courses regularly.
We have established close relationships with intellectual organs or law firms of main regions or countries of the world. Our first-class specialized services made us a steady base of clients. As an increased number of Chinese domestic enterprises play important roles in international intercourse, they have realized the importance of obtaining the protection of intellectual property right. To meet great demand of our domestic markets, we always make a tailored strategy of worldwide protection of trademark rights for each client.
Our trademark services specially include:
I Application for registration • Monitoring of Trademark • Preparing and filing trademark applications in China •Prosecution of trademark applications in China •Handling trademark oppositions, cancellations, and invalidations •Preparing and recording assignments and trademark licenses • Conducting trademark searches and providing professional advice • Trademark Registration（Ordinary trademark、Collective Trademark、Certification Trademark） • Application for Trademark Opposition • Response to Opposition • Record of Change of Trademark Application/Registration Matters • Assignment of Trademark • Renewal of Trademark Registrations • License of Trademark • Cancellation for non-use for three consecutive years • Removal of registered trademark • Re-issuance of modification/ assignment/ renewal certificate • Obtaining certified copy of registration certificate/certification of priority right • Record of pledge for trademark registration
II Review of Trademark • Review on refused trademark application • Adjudication on disputed registered trademark • Response to review of adjudication on opposition and adjudication on disputed registered trademark • Establishment of Well-known Trademark
III Trademark Protection in other countries • Madrid Trademark Registration • Community Trademark Registration • Trademark Registration in individual country
IV Protection of Trademark Rights • Sending Warning Letter • Investigation of Infringement of Trademark • Litigation of Infringement of Trademark • Recordation for Custom Protection and Request the Customs to take action of protection • Litigation of Issue of Trademark and Trade Name • Request for Administration Action against Trademark Infringement • Administrative Litigation against the Decision Made by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board
V Other Services • Drafting licenses, assignments and other related agreements • Ddefending against infringement claims
The search report is provided in English (or Chinese , if you prefer).
Alternative Option: THE IDENTICAL MARK SEARCH (word mark only)
If an office action(s) (i.e., Notification of Reasons for Rejection, etc) is issued, additional fees will be incurred depending on the complexity of the case. Our fees to respond to the office action are still lower than most other Chinese agencies.
Information Required for a Trademark Application
Applicant’s name and address
Trademark (for a figurative mark, Image data - JPEG (in white and black ), 300dpi, 1039*673 dots or less
Goods and/or Services(Only 10 items can be selected, and there will be additional fees for the extra one by 25$/one item.
(Optional) Priority application number, date, and country
Trademark FAQ I live outside of China. Can I directly file an application for trademark registration with the China Trademark Office? No. You need a Trademark Agent of China to act as your agent and file the application on your behalf. Furthermore, under Chinese trademark law, only Trademark attorneys are allowed to conduct registration procedures.
What is the duration of trademark rights? 10 years from the registration date. Rights can be renewed every ten years thereafter.
What is the time frame from filing a trademark application up to registration? About 12 months for a straightforward case. and 9 months for examination and 3 months for publication.
Can collective marks be registered in China? Yes.
Must a trademark be in use to be registered? No. However, you must have an intention to use the mark.