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Results: 4 Answers
Trademarks
4.
Appeals
4.1
If the trademark office refuses registration, can the applicant appeal? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
China
The applicant can appeal before the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB).

For more information about this answer please contact: Stephen Yang from IP March
4.2
What is the procedure for appealing a trademark office refusal?
 
China
If dissatisfied with the refusal, the applicant is entitled to pursue the application by lodging an appeal against the China Trademark Office’s refusal with TRAB within 15 days of the date of receipt of the refusal. If the refusal is sent via registered mail, the date indicated by the postmark shall be the date on which the applicant receives the notification. If the refusal is sent via electronic form, the notification will be deemed as received by the applicant 15 days after it was sent. Extension is not allowed.

For more information about this answer please contact: Stephen Yang from IP March
4.3
Can the reviewing body’s decision be appealed? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
China
According to Article 34 of the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China, if dissatisfied with the adjudication, the applicant may file suit against TRAB’s adjudication before the Beijing Intellectual Property Court within 30 days of the date of receipt of the adjudication.

For more information about this answer please contact: Stephen Yang from IP March