Trademark Registration

Pendency for Standard PRC Trademark Prosecution Matters

SIPS Knowledge, Trademark Registration

Type of Matter Timeframe for Completion
Trademark Office
Official filing receipts for new application 1 month from application date (e-filings)
2-4 months (paper filings)
Notices of amendment 1 to 1.5 months from application date
Notices of refusal or approval 3 to 4 months from application date
Publication of applications 5 to 8 months from application date
Non-use cancellation decisions 6 to 8 where no response from TM registrant
10 to 12 months where evidence of use filed
Cancellations based on genericness 7 to 8 months from filing date
Oppositions 6 to 10 months where no response by applicant
10 to 12 months where applicant responds
Change of name/address approvals 1 to 2 months from application date
Change of agent approvals 1 to 2 months from application date
Registration renewals 1 month from application date
Assignments 3 to 7 months from application date
Certified copies of registration certificates 2 months from application date
Notices of oppositions (defensive) 5 to 6 months from the response filing date
Re-issuance of registration certificates 1 month from application date
Withdrawal of registrations / applications 2 months from application date
Trademark Review and Adjudication Division (TRAD)
Application appeal decisions 5 to 8 months from appeal filing date
Invalidation decisions 11 to 12 months from filing date
Non-use cancellation appeal decisions 7 months if no response
11 to 12 months from appeal filing date
Evidence exchange notice for invalidations 7 months from response filing date

Last updated: June, 2022