Further Enhancing Facilitation in the Application for Digital Trademark Certificates

 2018-05-20  56


  • Announcement of the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Further Enhancing Facilitation in the Application for Digital Trademark Certificates
  • Area of Law Trademark
  • Level of Authority Departmental Rules
  • Date issued01-31-2018
  • Effective Date01-31-2018
  • Status Effective
  • Issuing Authority Trademark Office of State Administration for Industry & Commerce

Announcement of the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Further Enhancing Facilitation in the Application for Digital Trademark Certificates
In order to implement the trademark reform measures and meet the needs of trademark agencies for the use of digital certificates, the rules for issuance of digital trademark certificates are hereby amended as follows:
I. Simplifying the procedures for application for digital trademark certificates
Paper application materials will be cancelled. As of February 1, an agency that has applied for a digital certificate is not required to submit paper materials, and after it files an application for user registration in the online application system, a digital trademark certificate will be issued immediately after its application passes the examination.
The applications for certificates will be combined with the recordation of new agencies. As of March 1, a new trademark agency may check the box of production and issuance of a digital certificate while filing an online application for recordation and is not required to separately file an application for user registration.
II. Shortening the production period of digital trademark certificates
As of March 1, digital certificates that are newly applied for will be produced and issued on a weekly basis, with a production period of one to two months.
III. Increasing the issuance of digital trademark certificates
As of March 1, a trademark agency with more than 50 applications per day may apply for the second digital trademark certificate, and a trademark agency with more than 100 applications per day may apply for the third digital trademark certificate; each trademark agency may apply for three digital trademark certificates at maximum. The procedures for application for digital trademark certificates are the same as 5.1 Procedures for Trademark Agencies' Applications for Digital Certificates in the Guide for the Online Application for Trademarks.

Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce
January 31, 2018