What Information is Contained in a China Trademark Registration Certificate?
From top to bottom the fields are as follows:
- Registrant ()
- Registrant Address ()
- Registration Date ()
- Expiry Date ()
- Director Name ()
- Issuing Authority ()
Who Issues a China Trademark Registration Certificate?
This certificate is issued by the China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) Trademark Office.
Who Uses the China Trademark Registration Certificate?
Although not compulsory, many China companies register their logos and brands with the China Trademark Office in order to protect their business.
Companies registered outside of China can also apply for a trademark in China and there are many that choose to do so, either because they plan to expand into China in the future, or for legal protection from copy cats.
The validity period of this certificate is 10 years, so during this period other companies cannot use the registered trademark for business. If a company wants to continue using their registered trademark after the expiration date, they will have to apply for an extension.