Search Trademark in China

CHINA TRADEMARK FREE SEARCH ENGINE

China trademark free search engine is the first step in the trademark registration process before spending time and money for a Trademark. Generally, it involves the search through the database either at China Trademark Office or Company’s Trademark database. According to China Trademark Classification, it’s a quick search engine to determine the identical trademarks which are already registered for any products or services in China that are similar to yours.

However, a preliminary trademark search doesn’t ensure the registration of the proposed Trademark. It only shows the obvious possibilities of conflicts with identical marks. If you’d like to talk to one of our expert team,  please contact us. We provide professional trademark registration services with simpler procedures and high proficiency, which includes class selection, availability check, document submission, process checkup, and relevant services.

TRADEMARK SERVICE STEP BY STEP

Trademark Basic Free Search

The Trademark Free Search Engine contains 22.74 million valid trademarks in China. The registration date is from 1980 to the latest registration date and updates every day. If you want to register a Trademark in China, you can contact us and our attorney will provide you with a Search Report.

Trademark Status Report

Our attorney delivers an availability search for similar pending or registered prior trademarks. According to China Trademark Law, the report contains the registrability of a trademark and the risk of collision with trademarks already registered.

Trademark Application

When we ensure that the mark can be used in China, we will send you an authorization letter which must be duly signed by you and return to us. After that, the TM attorney will file a Trademark application to the Trademark Office on behalf of our customers. Meanwhile, we will provide you a receipt and TM application number.

How to perform a Trademark Search

The Trademark online database can be used to search for all trademarks registered or currently in the application process in China. The database is available in Chinese & English language. Generally, Chinese is a language based on a pictographic – ideographic system whose pronunciation and spelling are not linked, resulting in great difficulty for people from other countries to search the Chinese Trademark. Besides, Chinese is the pictographic characters still in use in the world. But the English language is based on a phonetic system with a direct link between pronunciation and spelling, which means it is much less difficult to register the Trademark compared with Chinese. So, in translating brand name from English to Chinese, the translator is required to create brand names that can convey the message of the original appropriately but also be accepted as well as appreciated by Chinese consumers. 

The GWBMA Trademark Search Engine allows you to make a basic trademark search to show whether any identical or almost identical trademark has already been registered in China. This search is particularly useful to check for ‘bad-faith’ registrations in China. Before starting the trademark search, create the list of words that you think describe your product or service best. Therefore, consider words that are similar, phonetically and also include unconventional spelling in your search parameter. Also, conduct a simple Google search from the list of the prospective trademark as certain marks may not be registered but are still protected under the common law principle. Before you go through the hassle of trademark registration find out that your trademark, logo or design can be legally protected. A trademark can be considered ‘taken’ if the Application status is refused, Accepted and advertised, Published, send to Vienna Codification and Registered. Although a trademark is ‘available’ if the application status shows that the prospective mark ‘Withdrawn’ and ‘abandoned’. If you are registering a mark that was previously abandoned, you are advised to check the reason for the abandonment of the application.