If you are thinking of expanding into the Chinese market, you need to register your Trademark as soon as possible.

China Trademark Registartion

How to register your Trademark in China in 2023

Protect your company’s Trademark

Be careful in searching for it’s availability online!

China Trademark Registartion, Corporation China offer an efficient and thorough search, verification and registration of your trademark in China. This is done securely through existing government services. We liaise on your behalf in Mandarin and properly secure your trademark in Chinese and English to operate in China with a comprehensive trademark protection.

Register your Trademark through Corporation China.

Legally protect your company’s image, product and services.
30 days to set up ™, 18 months minimum for ®.
No annual fees to maintain the trademark after registration.
We have Registered over 25 000 Trademarks over the last 10 years.

The importance of registering your Trademark in China.

All kinds of products or services are subject to trademark infringement especially in China where counterfeit product are very common .China does not recognize unregistered international trademarks rights. Protecting a company’s trademark is a strategic move in the long term and should be carefully considered. Corporation China strongly recommends you to register your trademark in China when start to do any business activities. .

What qualifies for a registered trademark in China?

Logos and symbols that distinguish the goods or service of one entrepreneur or business owner, legal entity or any other organization in China.
Any word, design, letters of an alphabet, numerals, three-dimensional symbol, combinations of colors, will compliment your trademark registration process in China.
Any word in English or Chinese characters, design, letters of an alphabet, numerals, three-dimensional symbol, combinations of colors, will compliment your trademark registration process in China.
 China Trademark Registration process.

Let Corporation China search and submit a professional Trademark registration through the correct government channels in China.

China Trademark search.

We deliver an availability search for similar pending or registered prior trademarks. The report contains an assessment from a consultant specialized in trademark law regarding the registration of a trademark and the risk of collision with trademarks already existing.

Trademark Status Search.

Overseeing the status of your China Trademark Registartion is a wise act to have an update on the process. We can provide you with a status report for your trademark or you may utilize our website to do the search yourself.

Trademark Application.

We process the trademark registration application in mainland China. The all-inclusive price includes our attorney fees and the government fee, assuming no refusal or opposition. We also handle trademark cases in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.

Trademark Cancellation.

When a registered trademark hasn’t been used in 3 years, anyone can file for its cancellation at the FREEWIND. This ups the likelihood of your trademark registration and prevents rivals.

 China trademark disputes.

Trademark Dispute analysis and defense.

If you are discontented with the rejection of your registration, you may file for a rejection review with the Chinese government to regain your chances for accomplishing the registration process.

Filing Trademark dispute.

These reports can provide you with a comprehensive protection for your trademark that can allow you to evade unnecessary litigations and disputes.

File Trademark dispute.

You may file for opposition on other’s registration, under legal grounds, with the trademark office to prevent confusion and infringement.

Four reasons to register your Trademark in China.

Claim your brand name.

Is your trademark recognized in China? Having branded goods manufactured in China doesn’t protect you from your brand name being seized. China is a primary-to-file jurisdiction for logos, this means that if you don’t claim your trademark, someone else will!

The Chinese Trademark Registration Law literally states: “Any natural person, legal entity or other organization intending to acquire the exclusive right to use a trademark, including service mark, shall file an application for the registration of the trademark with the Trademark Office”.

China Trademark Registration squatters will specifically register the logos of foreign owned businesses. Protecting your production operations in China from being ransomed by threats of trademark infringement. Especially, before you even bring your business plans to set up a business in China.

Even though this is your own brand name with offices in a foreign company or corporate offices in China. Don’t be held ransom or forced to buy the rights to your own copyright ideas, get protection against trademark infringement in China and register your trademark, Don’t delay!

Protection against customs.

The patents, registrations, or trademarks you have to protect your foreign business must be valid in China. Protect yourself against the risk of your products be labeled as counterfeit goods and seized by Chinese Customs. Be aware of product protection in China.

In a good deal of cases, foreign trademark has no relevance in China. These intellectual properties will be subject to confiscation by Chinese Customs officers. The only way to protect your products in China and prevent Chinese Customs seizure is to begin Chinese trademark application.

China Trademark Registration.

There’s no doubt that China is at the epicenter of Asia-Pacific trade and an emerging market that will continue to be a massive market to open your wholly foreign owned corporate entities.

Start your strategy now and be proactive about opening your business in China. Plan your future in the China Trademark Registration database to make sure that you have the ability to register your brand name. The time to complete filing with China trademark offices can take a year from the trademark application date.

Requesting a registry name with the intellectual property office in China will make it that much easier for you to enter the marketplace and move forward with your plans to start a business in China. Begin the process with Corporation China for a trademark search.

Increase market growth.

Over the past five years, the growth rate of China’s trademark registration has steadily increased with the number of China trademark registration applications reaching over 5 million in 2017.

Increased Statistics for China trademark registration applications 2013 – 2017 grew 55.7% annually.

Since 2001, China has ranked first in the world for foreign owned business apply for trademark registration.

Almost 30 million China Trademark Registration applications were made last year and the chances for opportunities to protect your brand in China are becoming scarcer.
The total number of Chinese trademark applications is around 27 million.
The total number of foreign owned business with Chinese registered trademarks is around 17 million.

Start with the most important step of setting up business operations in China. Make sure to trademark search for Chinese patent application. Start the process of valid registered trademark status in China to protect against copyright infringement and intellectual theft.

What Corporation China does for you to register your Trademark in China.

China Trademark Search and Monitoring.

Trademark applications that pass a preliminary screening are published by the Trademark Office and subject to a three month period for objection. If there are no objections within this three month period, or if the Chinese Trademark Office rejects the objections as frivolous, the trademark is registered. If the Chinese Trademark Office supports an objection, it will deny the application. Denied applications may be appealed to the State Administration of Industry and Commerce Trademark Review & Approval Board and then to the People’s Court. Objections to trademarks are relatively rare.

Trademark Search.

We deliver an availability search for similar pending or registered prior trademarks. The report contains an Assessment from a consultant specialized in trademark law regarding the validity of a trademark and the risk of collision with trademarks that have already registered.

Trademark Status Search.

Overseeing the status of your registration is a wise act to have an update on the process. We can provide you with a status report for your trademark or you may utilize our website to do the search yourself.

Trademark Monitoring.

Our professionals can help you trace your trademark in China and alert you of a potential infringement.

China Trademark Classes

China has 45  Trademark classification’s

China Trademark Classes

Class 1

Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry; unprocessed plastics in the form of liquids, chips or granules.

Class 2

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class 3

Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

Class 4

Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting; combustible fuels, electricity and scented candles.

Class 5

Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6

Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores; unwrought and partly wrought common metals; metallic windows and doors; metallic framed conservatories.

Class 7

Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.

Class 8

Hand tools and hand operated implements; cutlery; side arms; razors; electric razors and hair cutters.

Class 9

Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10

Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials; sex aids; massage apparatus; supportive bandages; furniture adapted for medical use.

Class 11

Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes; air conditioning apparatus; electric kettles; gas and electric cookers; vehicle lights and vehicle air conditioning units.

Class 12

Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; wheelchairs; motors and engines for land vehicles; vehicle body parts and transmissions.

Class 13

Firearms; ammunition and projectiles, explosives; fireworks.

Class 14

Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, costume jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments, clocks and watches.

Class 15

Musical instruments; stands and cases adapted for musical instruments.

Class 16

Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.

Class 17

Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; semi-finished plastics materials for use in further manufacture; stopping and insulating materials; flexible non-metallic pipes.

Class 18

Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; handbags, rucksacks, purses; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; clothing for animals.

Class 19

Non-metallic building materials; non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; non-metallic monuments; non-metallic framed conservatories, doors and windows.

Class 20

Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; articles made of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum or plastic which are not included in other classes; garden furniture; pillows and cushions.

Class 21

Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paintbrushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; articles made of ceramics, glass, porcelain or earthenware which are not included in other classes; electric and non-electric toothbrushes.

Class 22

Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks for transporting bulk materials; padding and stuffing materials which are not made of rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23

Yarns and threads, for textile use.

Class 24

Textiles and textile goods; bed and table covers; travellers’ rugs, textiles for making articles of clothing; duvets; covers for pillows, cushions or duvets.

Class 25

Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26

Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27

Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile); wallpaper.

Class 28

Games and playthings; playing cards; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees; childrens’ toy bicycles.

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats; prepared meals; soups and potato crisps.

Class 30

Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, edible ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice; sandwiches; prepared meals; pizzas, pies and pasta dishes.

Class 31

Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt; food and beverages for animals.

Class 32

Beers; mineral and aerated waters; non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups for making beverages; shandy, de-alcoholised drinks, non-alcoholic beers and wines.

Class 33

Alcoholic beverages (except beers); alcoholic wines; spirits and liqueurs; alcopops; alcoholic cocktails.

Class 34

Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches; lighters for smokers.

Class 35

Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions; organisation, operation and supervision of loyalty and incentive schemes; advertising services provided via the Internet; production of television and radio advertisements; accountancy; auctioneering; trade fairs; opinion polling; data processing; provision of business information; retail services connected with the sale of [list specific goods].

Class 36

Insurance; financial services; real estate agency services; building society services; banking; stockbroking; financial services provided via the Internet; issuing of tokens of value in relation to bonus and loyalty schemes; provision of financial information.

Class 37

Building construction; repair; installation services; installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware; painting and decorating; cleaning services.

Class 38

Telecommunications services; chat room services; portal services; e-mail services; providing user access to the Internet; radio and television broadcasting.

Class 39

Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement; distribution of electricity; travel information; provision of car parking facilities.

Class 40

Treatment of materials; development, duplicating and printing of photographs; generation of electricity.

Class 41

Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

Class 42

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; computer programming; installation, maintenance and repair of computer software; computer consultancy services; design, drawing and commissioned writing for the compilation of web sites; creating, maintaining and hosting the web sites of others; design services.

Class 43

Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation; restaurant, bar and catering services; provision of holiday accommodation; booking and reservation services for restaurants and holiday accommodation; retirement home services; creche services.

Class 44

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services; dentistry services; medical analysis for the diagnosis and treatment of persons; pharmacy advice; garden design services.

Class 45

Legal services; conveyancing services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; social work services; consultancy services relating to health and safety; consultancy services relating to personal appearance; provision of personal tarot readings; dating services; funeral services and undertaking services; fire-fighting services; detective agency services.

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