Why should I monitor trademark applications?
Trademark owners are responsible for enforcing their own trademark rights, including the monitoring of others' use of marks that are similar to their own. The China Trademark Office (CTMO) is responsible only for assessing applications and registering marks. And when the China Trademark Office (CTMO) reviews other trademark applications, they may approve a mark that you believe is similar to your own. Monitoring your trademark gives you an opportunity to dispute the registration of another mark.