Why you should register your trademark in China as soon as possible!
Differ from the principle of US trademark law, “use first”, Chinese trademark law is “register first”. That means even you have used the brand for many years, but if you are behind other company to register the trademark in China, your trademark application will be rejected by Chinese government.
To avoid that problem, you should register your trademark as soon as possible in China. According to the revised Trademark Law of August 30, 2013, Chinese trademark general procedures will be:
1. Post trademark application or online trademark application.
2. Around 5 months Chinese Trademark Office will decide to if issue a notice of trademark application acceptance.
3. Within 9 month after trademark application submission, Chinese Trademark Office will decide if to pass the preliminary examination.
4. Within 3 months after the issuance of the preliminary examination announcement, if there is no objection or objection is failed, Chinese Trademark Office shall issue the trademark registration certificate.
The Chinese trademark application fee for foreigner and foreign company is USD 800 each which includes:
1. Government fee USD 50
2. Translate business license or passport information
3. Trademark search
4. One class within 10 items. Each extra item will cost USD 20 more
Chinese trademark office requires the applicant should have a Chinese name, we can help client to develop a proper Chinese name at cost of USD 400.
第一类 Class 1
用于工业、科学、摄影、农业、园艺和林业的化学品；未加工人造合成树脂；未加工塑料物质；肥料；灭火用合成物；淬火和焊接用制剂；保存食品用化学品；鞣料；工业用粘合。Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
第二类 Class 2
颜料，清漆，漆；防锈剂和木材防腐剂；着色剂；媒染剂；未加工的天然树脂；画家、装饰家、印刷商和艺术家用金属箔及金属粉。Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
第三类 Class 3
洗衣用漂白剂及其他物料；清洁、擦亮、去渍及研磨用制剂；肥皂；香料，香精油，化妆品，洗发水；牙膏。 Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
第四类 Class 4
工业用油和油脂；润滑剂；吸收、润湿和粘结灰尘用合成物；燃料（包括马达用燃料）和照明材料；照明用蜡烛和灯芯。Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
第五类 Class 5
药用和兽医用制剂；医用卫生制剂；医用或兽医用营养食物和物质，婴儿食品；人用和动物用膳食补充剂；膏药，绷敷材料；填塞牙孔用料，牙科用蜡；消毒剂；消灭有害动物制剂；杀真菌剂，除莠剂。Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for humans and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
第六类 Class 6
普通金属及其合金；金属建筑材料；可移动金属建筑物；铁轨用金属材料；普通金属制非电气用缆线；五金具，金属小五金具；金属管；保险箱；不属别类的普通金属制品；矿石。Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
第七类 Class 7
机器和机床；马达和引擎（陆地车辆用的除外）；机器联结器和传动机件（陆地车辆用的除外）；非手动农业器具；孵化器；自动售货机。Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines.
第八类 Class 8
手工具和器具（手动的）；刀、叉和勺餐具；随身武器；剃刀。Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
第九类 Class 9
科学、航海、测量、摄影、电影、光学、衡具、量具、信号、检验（监督）、救护（营救）和教学用装置及仪器；处理、开关、传送、积累、调节或控制电的装置和仪器；录制、通讯、重放声音或影像的装置；磁性数据载体，录音盘；光盘，DVD盘和其他数字存储媒介；投币启动装置的机械结构；收银机，计算机器，数据处理装置，计算机；计算机软件；灭火器械。Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; compact discs, DVDs and other digital recording media; mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment, computers; computer software; fire-extinguishing apparatus
第十类 Class 10
外科、医疗、牙科和兽医用仪器及器械，假肢，假眼和假牙；整形用品；缝合用材料。Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
第十一类 Class 11
照明、加热、蒸汽发生、烹饪、冷藏、干燥、通风、供水以及卫生用装置。 Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes
第十二类 Class 12
运载工具；陆、空、海用运载装置。Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
第十三类 Class 13
火器；军火及弹药；爆炸物；烟火。Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
第十四类 Class 14
贵重金属及其合金，不属别类的贵重金属制品或镀有贵重金属的物品；珠宝首饰，宝石；钟表和计时仪器。Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.
第十五类 Class 15
第十六类 Class 16
纸和纸板，不属别类的纸和纸板制品；印刷品；装订用品；照片；文具；文具或家庭用粘合剂；美术用品；画笔；打字机和办公用品（家具除外）；教育或教学用品（仪器除外）；包装用塑料物品（不属别类的）；印刷铅字；印版。Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.
第十七类 Class 17
橡胶、古塔胶、树胶、石棉、云母，以及不属别类的这些原材料的制品；生产用成型塑料制品；包装、填充和绝缘用材料；非金属软管。Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.
第十八类 Class 18
皮革和人造皮革，不属别类的皮革和人造皮革制品；毛皮；箱子和旅行袋；雨伞和阳伞；手杖；鞭和马具。Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and traveling bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddler
第十九类 Class 19
非金属的建筑材料；建筑用非金属刚性管；柏油，沥青；可移动非金属建筑物；非金属碑。Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal
第二十类 Class 20
家具，镜子，相框；不属别类的木、软木、苇、藤、柳条、角、骨、象牙、鲸骨、贝壳、琥珀、珍珠母、海泡石制品，这些材料的代用品或塑料制品。Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics
第二十一类 Class 21
家用或厨房用器具和容器；梳子和海绵；刷子（画笔除外）；制刷材料；清洁用具；钢丝绒；未加工或半加工玻璃（建筑用玻璃除外）；不属别类的玻璃器皿、瓷器和陶器。Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes
第二十二类 Class 22
缆，绳，网，帐篷，遮篷，防水遮布，帆，袋和包（不属别类的）；衬垫和填充材料（橡胶或塑料除外）；纺织用纤维原料。Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.
第二十三类 Class 23
纺织用纱和线。Yarns and threads, for textile use
第二十四类 Class 24
布料和不属别类的纺织品；床单；桌布。Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed covers; table covers
第二十五类 Class 25
服装，鞋，帽。Clothing, footwear, headgear
第二十六类 Class 26
花边和刺绣，饰带和编带；纽扣，领钩扣，饰针和缝针；假花。Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
第二十七类 Class 27
地毯，地席，席类，油毡及其他铺地板材料；非纺织品制墙帷。Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
第二十八类 Class 28
游戏器具和玩具；不属别类的体育和运动用品；圣诞树用装饰品。Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
第二十九类 Class 29
肉，鱼，家禽和野味；肉汁；腌渍、冷冻、干制及煮熟的水果和蔬菜；果冻，果酱，蜜饯；蛋；奶和奶制品；食用油和油脂。Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
第三十类 Class 30
咖啡，茶，可可和咖啡代用品；米；食用淀粉和西米；面粉和谷类制品；面包、糕点和甜食；冰制食品；糖，蜂蜜，糖浆；鲜酵母，发酵粉；食盐；芥末；醋，沙司（调味品）；辛香料；饮用冰。Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.
第三十一类 Class 31
谷物和不属别类的农业、园艺、林业产品；活动物；新鲜水果和蔬菜；种籽；草木和花卉；动物饲料；麦芽。 Grains and agricultural, horticultural and forestry products not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds; natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt.
第三十二类 Class 32
啤酒；矿泉水和汽水以及其他不含酒精的饮料；水果饮料及果汁；糖浆及其他制饮料用的制剂。Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic beverages; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
第三十三类 Class 33
含酒精的饮料（啤酒除外）。Alcoholic beverages (except beers)
第三十四类 Class 34
烟草；烟具；火柴。Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.
服务分类 Service classification
第三十五类 Class 35
广告；商业经营；商业管理；办公事务。Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
第三十六类 Class 36
保险；金融事务；货币事务；不动产事务。Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
第三十七类 Class 37
房屋建筑；修理；安装服务。Building construction; repair; installation services.
第三十八类 Class 38
第三十九类 Class 39
运输；商品包装和贮藏；旅行安排。Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
第四十类 Class 40
材 料处理。Treatment of materials.
第四十一类 Class 41
教育；提供培训；娱乐；文体活动。Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
第四十二类 Class 42
科学技术服务和与之相关的研究与设计服务；工业分析与研究；计算机硬件与软件的设计与开发。Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
第四十三类 Class 43
提供食物和饮料服务；临时住宿。Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
第四十四类 Class 44
医疗服务；兽医服务；人或动物的卫生和美容服务；农业、园艺和林业服务。Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
第四十五类 Class 45
法律服务；由他人提供的为满足个人需要的私人和社会服务；为保护财产和人身安全的服务。Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.