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China’s examination pendency for trademark shortened to 10 months
Since 2011, the Chinese Trademark Office has improved trademark examination efficiency and nowadays, examination period for trademark has been shortened to 10 months. Duration for processing disputes dropped below 18 months, according to a system-wide meeting of administrations for industry and commerce.
Back in 2008, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) applied a series of measures to quicken trademark examination. By the end of the year 2010, the period was shortened to one year and the backlog problem was history. In 2011, SAIC also consummated trademark examination system and enhanced online application work.
It is informed that the examination period for trademark in the developed countries like the United States and Japan is around 10 months.
(by Zhang Haizhi)
FROM 【CHINA REPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY】