Trademark Matters


1.     Trademark Registrations in China


China is a first-to-file jurisdiction for trademark registration, which means a registration creates the necessary legal basis to proceed against counterfeiters in China. The importance of registration is paramount, as the China legal system provides practically no possibility of taking action against infringers if one's own trademark rights are not legally protected in China.  It is dangerous to use a mark but not registering it in China, for in case any third party preempts the trademark by earlier filing, years can be lost in senseless legal battles.


In china, as with the rest of the world, the trademark is not registered in blanket fashion, it is registered in respect of particular goods and/or services. Goods and services are grouped into 45 classes according to their nature, function or usage or production and services.  China currently follows Eleventh Edition of Nice Classification for goods and services. 

It currently takes about 9-10 months for a straightforward trademark application from filing to grant; and duration of validity for a registered mark lasts ten years and renewable.


2.    Trademark litigations in China


MOKPOON represents clients in lawsuits relating to copyright and trademark matters during either administrative or civil litigations, including but not limited to the followings, apply for preliminary injunction, institute an action, draft and file the petition with the court, prepare and submit to the court evidences and relevant documents, and court appearances etc.


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Areas of Practice

Trademark Matters


  -Trademark registration

  -Trademark opposition

  -Trademark review proceedings

  -Trademark litigations

  -Trademark renewal 

  -Trademark licensing 

  -Trademark assignment 

  Hong Kong


Copyright Matters

-Recordation of art works

-Recordation of software



Custom IP protectio

-Recordation of IP rights

-Custom watch

Patent Matter


-Utility Model 

-Industrial Design

-National phase of PCT application


Hong Kong

-Standard Patent 

-Short-term Patent

Legal Services
Civil Affairs

-Corporate law 

-Real Estate



-Business immigration 


-International trade 

-Labor and employment