In China, besides Digital Trademark and Device Trademark, trademarks mostly consist of Chinese Character, Chinese Pinyin, English Letter or/and English word. The China Trademark Office provides an online database for the visitors to search their trademark online and check if there is any prior identical or similar marks. Since the similarity of English marks shall be judged strictly according to the China Trademark Examination Rules and the Rules getting stricter , entrusting an China trademark Attorney for availability search is the best choice for the applicant.
English trademarks shall be analyzed before searching:
(1) The English mark has literal meaning.
For English marks which have Chinese meaning, the Chinese meaning of the mark must be searched also. The meaning of the mark is an essential part in the official examination. In the overwhelming majority of cases, if the Chinese meaning has prior identical or similar mark, your English mark will be refused by the China Trademark Office.
(2) The meaningless English mark.
There are 26 English letters from A-Z; parallelly, there are 26 Chinese Pinyin from a-z. The formation/appearance of English letter and Chinese Pinyin are almost the same. Then, the similarity examination for English mark and Pinyin mark are partially relative and interacted. The Chinese attorneys can judge and analysis the differences and similarities between the English mark and Pinyin mark accurately.
Obviously, before filing, the English trademark had better to be searched and analyzed by professional trademark attorney in China. The detailed trademark search report helps analyze the risks and chances for the final registration.
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- Search in the official database of China Trademark Office
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