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Connections at Firm Xiang Gao, partner and trademark attorney at Peksung, interprets the new China trademark law and new implementing regulations of the law. The third amendment to the Trademark Law the new amendment was promulgated on August 30, and became effective on May 1, I summarize main changes on them below with some comments on practice in China under the new changes.
Expansion Of Scope Of Registrable Trademarks According to the new amendment, the registrable subject matter of trademarks are any signs, including words, devices, letters, numbers, 3-D signs, color combinations and sounds, etc.
Sounds are newly added. According to the new regulations, it is necessary to provide a musical sample; explain how the sound mark is used; and describe the sound mark by using a staff or numbered musical notation with literal explanation, or by using literal representations if it cannot be described by using a staff or numbered musical notation.
China is a first-to-file country, so whoever registers a trademark first will have exclusive right to use it. Therefore, it is always recommended filing trademark applications as early as possible.
It is more urgent for newly allowed type of mark because of vacancy of prior right. Addition Of Multi-Class Applications Concerning national filing, after May 1, an applicant can submit one application to register a mark in multiple classes. Because multiclass applications are permitted, divisional applications will also be allowable if the initial applications encounter problems.
Division can be requested within 15 days of the receipt of the notification of partial rejection issued by China Trademark Office CTMO in respect of partial goods or services. After split, the application with unblocked goods or services generates a new application to be preliminarily published with a new filing number but reserved original filing date.
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Explanation Of Timeframes For Examination And Review Procedures The new amendment significantly sets up examination and review times for all proceedings.
The stipulation of timeframes is unique and it will further promote efficiency.
As an example, the CTMO shall complete an examination of an application for registration within nine months of the receipt of the application documents. Where there is an opposition, the CTMO shall make a decision within 12 months of the date of expiration of the publication of the preliminarily approved mark.
In special situations, an extension of six months can be approved. However, the new regulations state that some periods shall not be included into the timeframes, therefore, it is possible that the actual process in some cases could be a little longer. Appeals to the TRAB are available but the strict day appeal deadline, not extendable, remains unchanged.
Allowance Of Earlier Filing Of Renewals An application for renewal of the registration can be made within 12 months of the date of expiration; the old law stipulates six months.
The 6-month grace period for renewal post-expiration has been retained. The extension helps registrants to have renewal certificates timely issued to facilitate enforcement actions or renewals of related customs recordal registrations. Recordal Of License If a licensor licenses another party to use its registered trademark, the licensor shall arrange for recordal of the license to the CTMO.
The trademark license, if not recorded, shall not be against bona fide third parties. Chinese local administrative organs more recognize or more easily believe the recordal certificate issued by the CTMO than the license contract.
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