Trademark Registration

Pendency for Standard PRC Trademark Prosecution Matters

SIPS Knowledge, Trademark Registration

Procedure Timeframe for Completion
Trademark Office
Official filing receipt for new application 1 month from application date (e-filings)
2 to 4 months (paper filings)
Notices of amendment 1.5 to 2 months from application date
Notices of refusal or approval 3 to 4 months from application date
Publication of application 5 to 8 months from application date
Non-use cancellations 7 to 11 months from application date
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 1 to 2 months from application date
Change of agent 1 to 2 months from application date
Registration renewal 1 month from application date
Assignments 3 to 7 months from application date
Certified copies of registration certificates 2 months from application date
Notice to defend against opposition 5 to 6 months from the response filing date
Re-issuance of registration certificate 1 month from application date
Withdrawal of registration / application 2 months from application date
Trademark Review and Adjudication Division (TRAD)
Application appeals 5 to 8 months from appeal filing date
Invalidations 11 to 12 months from filing date
Non-use cancellation appeals 7 months if no response
11 to 12 months from appeal filing date
Evidence exchange in invalidations 7 months from response filing date

Last updated: October, 2022