According to the recent Opinions of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, time for trademark examinations will be reduced by the end of 2018. The details are:
- the period of issuance of acceptance notification of trademark registration application will be shortened to 1 month;
- the period of examination of trademark registration will be shortened to 6 months;
- the period of examination of trademark transfer will be shortened to 4 months;
- the period of examination of trademark modification or renewal will be shortened to 2 months; and
- the delay period of trademark search will be shortened to 2 months.
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