Everybody is familiar with the fundamental concept of trademarks. You have an idea or name and want to protect this intellectual property from being copied or claimed by someone else.
In simplified terms, in China, this process takes about four steps.
As you can tell, the Chinese trademark application process is not too different from that of the US. While, however, according to the International Trademark Association (INTA) in the US “over 95 percent of trademark applications are filed electronically”, in China it is highly beneficial to file your paperwork via an agent. As a foreigner, your paperwork will likely not be prioritized. Furthermore, having a native Chinese agent fill out and check your paperwork will mean there will be a significantly lower chance of making an error. If you were to make an error your paperwork would be rejected and you may not be refunded the application fees.
Thankfully Incorp China offers a free consultation. Let us help you. Call us (+1 (561) 729 6508) or email us ([email protected]) and we will be happy to answer any questions. Incorp China is backed by a team of fantastic lawyers who have filed for hundreds of trademark applications.
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