Average Examination Time for Trademark Registration in China Will be Shortened to Four Months
On May 11, 2020, Trademark Office under China National Intellectual Property Administration held a meeting for the examination of trademarks in 2020. In 2019, China Trademark Office totally finished the examination of 8.253 million trademark applications, and the average examination time has already been condensed to 4.5 months. The efficiency and quality of trademark examination has been steadily improved.
In 2020, China Trademark Office will further carry out the revolution of facilitation of trademark registration and condense the examination time to 4 months.
Moreover, China Trademark Office intends to develop the online filing channels for trademark invalidation, trademark opposition, trademark non-use cancellation etc.