Tuesday, December 14 2021   \  Published by SPRUSON & FERGUSON.

Electronic Certificates for Trademark Registrations to be Issued from 2022.

The CNIPA announced that only electronic copies of trade mark registration certificates will be issued in 2022.

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) published an announcement on 12 October 2021 relating to the new practice of issuing registration certificates for national trade marks. According to the announcement, for trade marks published for registration from 1 January 2022 or any other registration certificates generated from 1 January 2022, the CNIPA will no longer issue trade mark registration certificates in paper format. In other words, paper registration certificates will be replaced by electronic copies of registration certificates. Read more

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