More than 98 percent of trademark registrations in China were applied for online in 2020, the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) said on Jan 13.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), China has stepped up efforts to make trademark registration more convenient and strengthen the construction of trademark informatization.
In 2018, China launched an online trademark-service system that combines trademark-related inquiry, application, announcements, online payment, and registration publicity. By the end of 2020, the system had 178,800 registered users, 14 times as many as in 2016.
Meanwhile, the Trademark Office of the NIPA made great efforts to promote the trademark adjudication documents open to the public and the trademark database freely accessible to the public. By the end of 2020, nearly 900,000 documents had been made public, and more than 50 million trademark stock data had been opened free of charge.
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