If your Chinese supplier has a trademark on their products, this implies that they should have China Trademark Registration and in turn a China Trademark Registration Certificate.
With more and more Chinese companies becoming aware of the importance of trademarks, they will choose to register their trademarks officially so as to protect their intellectual property.
If you are planning to sell a Chinese supplier’s products in your market, it is a sensible precaution to check whether they have the right to use this trademark.
This article provides some background information on the China Trademark Registration Certificate, and explains what information it contains, who issues it and how it is used.
This is what the certificate looks like if you have ever received a scan or photo of the original document before.
From top to bottom the fields are as follows:
This certificate is issued by the China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) Trademark Office.
Although not compulsory, many China companies register their logos and brands with the China Trademark Office in order to protect their business.
Companies registered outside of China can also apply for a trademark in China and there are many that choose to do so, either because they plan to expand into China in the future, or for legal protection from copy cats.
The validity period of this certificate is 10 years, so during this period other companies cannot use the registered trademark for business. If a company wants to continue using their registered trademark after the expiration date, they will have to apply for an extension.
China Checkup offers verification of the China Trademark Registration Certificate, you can click the service page to view our service.
Also, if you need help identifying trademarks registered in China please make an enquiry, we may be able to assist you.
A Hong Kong certificate of incorporation is a document issued to limited liability companies upon registration by the Hong Kong Companies Registry.
Most Hong Kong businesses will possess this certificate and you should consider requesting a copy before doing business with them.
To learn more about the Hong Kong certificate of incorporation, and learn how you can check if it is authentic, read on.
During the last decade there has been incredible growth in China metro systems, with cities across the country investing huge sums on improving their transit infrastructure.
This remarkable transformation has resulted in China now having 7 of the world's 12 largest metro systems, with many more under development.
Read this article to discover the biggest China metro systems and learn about the development of this industry.
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With China having some of the world's biggest cities it can be important to know in which city district an office, hotel, factory, road or train station is located.
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