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 months (paper filings)
Notices of amendment 1 to 1.5 months from application date
Notices of refusal or approval 2.5 to 5 months from application date
Publication of applications 5 to 8 months from application date
Non-use cancellation decisions 6 to 10 months from filing for standard cases*
Cancellations based on genericness 7 to 8 months from filing date
Opposition decisions 13 months from opposition filing date
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 6 to 8 months from appeal filing date
Invalidation decisions 11 to 12 months from filing date
Non-use cancellation appeal decisions 6 to 11 months from appeal filing date
Evidence exchange notice for invalidations 7 months from response filing date

*12 months for cases where respondent is served by gazettal due to failure to serve notice by mail.

Last updated: November 10, 2021

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