Pendency of Examination Concerning Various Trademark Businesses Will Be Reduced
On November 14, 2017, the Opinions on Deepening the Reform of Trademark Registration Facilitation and Effectively Raising Efficiency of Trademark Registration (hereinafter referred to as “Opinions”) was issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.
According to the Opinions, the pendency of examination concerning various trademark businesses will be reduced by the end of 2018, that is,
-the period of inssuance of acceptance notification of trademark registration application will be shortened to 1 month;
-the period of examination of trademark registration will be shortened to 6 months;
-the period of examination of trademark transfer will be shortened to 4 months;
-the period of examination of trademark modification or renewal will be shortened to 2 months; and
-the delay period of trademark search will be shortened to 2 months.