As Office of a Designated Contracting Party
|Request for extension of protection|
The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.
Absolute and relative grounds.
Three months starting on the first day of the month following the date of publication in the WIPO Gazette (non-extendable).
|Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal||
Within a period of 15 days from the date on which the holder, or his appointed representative, received from the International Bureau of WIPO the notification of such a refusal.
|Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office||
If the holder is not satisfied with the refusal/opposition, he can apply for review before the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board of the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China (SAIC). If he is still not satisfied with the decision by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board of the Trademark Office of the SAIC, he can appeal before the People's Court.
Last updated on: January 6, 2015