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Chinese Trademark Filing Guideline

Chinese Trademark Filing Guideline   
      
  1. Trademark Registration Application: 
   
1) Mark Sample: 6 sets for filing, including 5 color sets for a color mark;
2) Applicant information—name, nationality, and address;
3) Goods and class—International classification, and names of goods as listed in the      International Classification Table;
4) Power of attorney—must be filed with the application, and shall be executed by the      applicant, and a fax copy is acceptable;
5) Priority document may be filed within three months after the filing.
       
  2. Trademark Renewal Application:   

1) A copy of the registration certificate for us to ascertain the particulars;
2) Power of attorney—requirements see above.   
       
  3. Trademark Assignment:    

1) An executed Assignment Agreement—signed by both parties;
2) Information of trademark registration;
3) Power of attorney—must be executed by the assignee;
4) Note: Same or similar marks shall be assigned together.    

  4. Trademark License:   

1) A license Agreement in both English and Chinese (translation) must be executed by both parties;
2) Information of trademark registration;
3) Power of attorney—must be executed by the licenser;
4) Note: The license agreement must be recorded within three months from the execution or effective date.
   
  5.Trademark Opposition:    

1) A clip of the trademark publication or publication number and date and supporting      materials—filed within three months after the publication;
2) Any supplemental materials can be filed within three months after filing;
3) Power of attorney—see above requirement.   
       
  6.Trademark Cancellation—non-use and improper registration:    

1) Registration information and initial evidence of non-use of the mark;
2) Registration information and evidence of improper registration;
3) Power of attorney.   
     
  7.Trademark Search:   

1) A sample of the mark;
2) Goods or class or even sub-class.   
     
  8. Change of name/address of registrant/applicant:    

1) Certificate of change of (business) name and address;
2) Power of attorney
3) Note: All registrations/applications should be changed together.