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Online trade mark registration in China services: why trademark registration in China with Coddan is important? Trademark registration in China is important for two main reasons. Firstly, piracy and breaches of intellectual property laws are rife throughout the country, so it's necessary for your company to try and fight this. Secondly, China's trademark system operates on a "first to file" basis. This means you have to make sure your trademark is registered in order to have any kind of trademark protection. If you don't have trademark protection, somebody else could register your proposed trademark and stop you from using and registering it.
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Trademark registration in China achieved by lodging a formal application with the Chinese Patent & Trademark Office. With this Chinese registering trademark package we will provide the following services: search existing registered trademarks with trademark office; filing a trademark application in China for one class of goods or services; the opportunity to register a trademark or logo in additional classes; the certificate of trademark registration will be send by post.
Even if you're not selling your goods in China and are only manufacturing them there, somebody else could (and most likely will) register your trademark. This will then prevent you from exporting any of your goods from China that have the trademark on it (unless you pay a fee for licensing). This is a common occurrence in China and usually happens to businesses from countries that have common law "first to use" trademark registration systems.
This all means that you need to make sure your trademark is registered before someone else does it first. So ideally, you should register your trademark before you even begin to use it in China. If you think you're going to be using your trademark in China, there is nothing to be gained by waiting to register.
Another reason to file your registration as soon as possible is that the Chinese trademark office can sometimes take years to issue your trademark. While your application is being processed, you can't be stopped from using the trademark you applied for, but you will not be able to stop someone else from using it too.
Coddan is a firm that specialises in private company formation and related services. We have 19 years' experience in helping our customers form companies around the world with our wide range of services. Our team has extensive trademark registration knowledge and we can help you register your trademark in China. Using Coddan's trademark registration services will take the hassle out of the application process and give you more time to focus on your business, not paperwork. Get in touch today to find out how we can help your limited company. Contact us by phone on + 44 (0) 207.935.5171 or +44 (0) 330.808.0089, or use the online chat function on our website. Alternatively, arrange an appointment to come see us at our office in central London.
Why register a trademark in China? Your company should register its trademark in order to protect your reputation and image. Registering your trademark means no one else can use it without your permission. Your trademark is a symbol of your business and everything you have built; if unauthorised people use it, it will be putting your hard-earned position at risk. Registering it gives you extensive legal protection in order to prevent this from happening. It also gives you the peace of mind that you're not infringing on anyone else's trademark.
Registering your trademark in China is a good idea if you want to trade or manufacture there. The population's sheer size means that there will always be the potential for unlawful third-party activity.
Also, China uses a "first to file" system, so whoever files the registration for a trademark first will get the trademark. So it's important that you register your trademark as soon as you decide you want to operate in China. The registration will only cover you in China though, so if you wish to use the trademark in other countries, you will need to file separate registrations.
At Coddan, we offer comprehensive trademark registration services in China. You can provide us with all your trademark and a limited company, or a limited liability partnership information and we'll take care of the whole application process. We will file the paperwork for you and make sure everything meets China's trademark requirements. We can even process trademark registration requests for other countries, so you may want to consider registering your trademark in other places, such as Hong Kong.