Trademark Registration

Pendency for Standard PRC Trademark Prosecution Matters

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Procedure Timeframe for Completion
Trademark Office
Official filing receipts for new application 1 month from application date (e-filings)
2 months (paper filings)
Notices of amendment 1 to 1.5 months from application date
Notices of refusal or approval 3 to 5 months from application date
Publication of application 5 to 8 months from application date
Non-use cancellation decisions 4 to 6 months from filing, assuming the registrant files the defense by e-filing
7 to 10 months from filing for standard cases related to local registrations by paper-filing
9 to 12 months from filing against the International Registrations
Cancellations based on genericness 7 to 8 months from filing date
Opposition decisions 8 to 11 months from opposition filing date
Change of name / address approvals 1 month from the application date
Change of agent approvals 1 month from the application date
Registration renewals 1 to 2 months from the application date
Assignments 3 to 7 months from the application date
Certified copies of registration certificates 2 months from the application date
Notice of oppositions (defensive) 5 to 6 months from the response filing date
Re-issuance of registration certificates 1 month from the application date
Withdrawal of registrations / applications 1 to 2 months from the application date
Trademark Review and Adjudication Division (TRAD)
Application appeal decisions 6 to 8 months from filing the appeal
Invalidation decisions 11 to 12 months from filing date, assuming  registrant files a response
6 to 8 months from filing date, assuming registrant does not file a response
Non-use cancellation appeal decisions 11 to 12 months from appeal filing date, assuming registrant submits evidence of use
7 months from appeal filing date, assuming registrant fails to file evidence of use
Evidence exchange in invalidations and non-use cancellation appeals 6 to 10 months from response filing date

Last updated: December 4, 2023