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Reduced Official Fee for Trademark Registration in China

With effect from 1 April 2017, the China Government has reduced official fees concerning trade mark registrations by 50% as follows: -
 

Item

New Fee

Trade Mark Application (up to 10 items of goods/services)

RMB300

- each additional item beyond 10

RMB30

Re-issue of Trade Mark Registration Certificate

RMB500

Trade Mark Assignment

RMB500

Trade Mark Renewal

RMB1000

Trade Mark Renewal (Additional Fee for Late Renewal)

RMB250

Trade Mark Review

RMB750

Change of Owner’s Details

RMB250

Obtaining Certified Copy of Registration Certificate

RMB50

Trade Mark Application (Certification Mark)

RMB1500

Trade Mark Application (Collective Mark)

RMB1500

Trade Mark Opposition

RMB500

Trade Mark Cancellation

RMB500

Recordal of Trade Mark License

RMB150

 

Comments:

Bad faith trade mark filing is considered one of the major problems plaguing the China trademark system. It is expected that the reduction of official fees will encourage bad faith filers to file more applications. Unlike many other jurisdictions, China is a first-to-file jurisdiction. All trademark owners should consider filing their trademark in China as soon as possible to protect themselves and avoid becoming a victim of bad faith trademark registration.

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