China (CN)

General Information


TreatyEntry into Force
Madrid Agreement (Marks)October 4, 1989
Madrid ProtocolDecember 1, 1995


Declarations made by Contracting Parties

Extension of the refusal period to 18 months Article 5(2)(b) of the Protocol
Possible notification of refusal, based on opposition, after the 18-month time limit Article 5(2)(c) of the Protocol
Charge individual fee (see list of fees and WIPO fee calculator) Article 8(7)(a) of the Protocol
Ex officio provisional refusals not open to review before the Office Rule 17(5)(e)
Recording of licenses provided for in the domestic law, but recording of licenses in the International Register has no effect Rule 20bis(6)(b)
The Office accepts to collect and forward fees to the International Bureau Rule 34(2)(b)

National/Regional Legislation

Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China

Regulations for the Implementation of Trademark Law

Measures for the Implementation of International Registration of Marks under Madrid Agreement

Rules for Trademark Review and Adjudication

Regulations on the Protection of Olympic Symbols

Last updated on: January 6, 2015