China's self-developed electronic document-sending system for the post-registration formalities of the Madrid Trademark International Registrations is now comfortably transmitting during its first-month operation, having successfully delivered 124 documents to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as of now. The IT system is another key milestone in electronic communication between China and the Madrid system since the online debut of the Madrid filing system on June 21, 2018.
With its ever-improving business environment, China has been the most desired destination for international trademark applications for territorial extension. In the first five months of the year, the Madrid international trademark applications from China were 2,259, ranking the third among Madrid Union members. Online applications logged at 1,885, accounting for 83.44%. The international notice time for foreign enterprises to handle post-registration formalities including trademark transfer, cuts and partial cancellation is reduced by more than a month. And the examination pendency for trademark transfer shortened to three months and that for trademark modification and renewal to one month.
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