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Reduced Official Fee for Trademark Registration in China

Reduced Official Fee for Trademark Registration in China

Reduced Official Fee for Trademark Registration in China

Friday, 21 April 2017 16:21

By Vincent Fong

 

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

New trademark fees

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.