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How Long Does It Take to Register a Trademark in China? - CTD 101 Series

Thu, 21 Jul 2022
Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌
Editor: C. J. Observer

Normally, it takes 10-12 months to register a trademark in China.

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Normally, it takes 12 months to apply for trademark registration, including:

  • Trademark formal examination: one month
  • Trademark substantive examination: eight months
  • Trademark preliminary examination and announcement: three months

The Chinese government has been working to increase the speed of trademark examinations since 2021. Accordingly, the period for substantive examination of trademarks has been compressed from eight months to six months. In other words, the complete period is now compressed to 10 months.

In addition, you may also pay attention to the period of the following relevant matters:

1. Validity period: ten years for registered trademarks.

2. Renewal application period: 12 months before the expiry date of the registered trademark to six months after the expiration date.

3. Application for trademark change: two months.

4. Application for trademark assignment: five months.



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Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌

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