13 Aug 2015
Online CBA: How Do Chinese Mainland Companies Apply for International Trademark Registration?
Q: How Do Chinese Mainland Companies Apply for International Trademark Registration?
A: There are two ways to apply for international trademark registration in China. One is to apply for registration at the trademark offices of foreign countries and the other is international registration under the Madrid system, that is, registration under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks for member states. Up to 11 March 2015, the Madrid Union has 94 members.
To apply for international registration under the Madrid system through the Trademark Office of China, applicants must have a real and effective place of business in China; have domicile within the territory of China, or have Chinese nationality.
(The HKTDC provides one-on-one China Business Advisory Service free of charge to assist companies in resolving problems encountered when doing business in China. For enquiries and appointments, please call (852) 1830 668 or register online.)