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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Nov 18, 2021 (Newsletter Issue 16/21)
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Switch to Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates

On October 12, 2021, the China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced that trademark registration certificates are no longer be issued from January 1, 2022.

For trademark applications submitted via paper filing, the CNIPA is going to issue a Notice with a URL and QR code where the applicant can download the electronic trademark registration certificate. For the application filed via the e-filing system, the registration certificate can be viewed and downloaded from the CNIPA's online service system.

During the transition period, CNIPA is issuing both paper and electronic registration certificates from October 15, 2021, to December 31, 2021.