Trademark Registration Examination Reached 8.784 Million Pieces in 2020 in China
Recently, the Trademark Office of the State Intellectual Property Office held a video conference to summarize and deploy trademark examination work. In 2020, China's trademark examination work achieved significant results in the fight against Covid-19 epidemic and the battle of trademark examination quality and efficiency. The number of completed registration examinations has increased steadily, the registration examination cycle has been shortened as scheduled, and the results have been remarkable.
In 2020, the Trademark Office and various Local Trademark Examination and Cooperation Centers worked together and completed 8.784 million domestic trademark registration examinations throughout the year, which was a year-on-year increase of 6.43%. The average trademark registration examination period was shortened to four months as scheduled. The trademark registration period was shortened to 7 to 8 months. The "Three-year Tackling Plan for the Reform of Trademark Registration Facilitation" and the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for the Protection and Application of Intellectual Property Rights" set goals were successfully completed.
The meeting pointed out that during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the Trademark Office and various examination units closely focused on the general requirements of building a strong country with intellectual property rights. They worked hard and conducted reforms, and achieved outstanding results: the trademark examination workforce was effectively expanded, and the various examination tasks were successfully completed. The trademark examination efficiency has been greatly improved, reached the leading level global; trademark examination quality has been steadily improved; trademark protection has been effectively strengthened, more than 150,000 malicious and hoarding trademark registration applications have been rejected since 2018; trademark service capabilities have been continuously enhanced, online and offline services are integrated and developed, and the public's degree of satisfaction has been continuously improved.