Recently, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce ("SAIC") has issued the Circular on Reducing the Registration Fee for Trademarks (the "Circular").

The Circular claims that, according to the requirements of the Circular of the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance on Reducing Certain Charging Rates for Administrative and Institutional Fees Including the Handling Fee for House Transfer and the Registration Fee for Trademarks, from October 15, 2015, the Trademark Office of the SAIC will reduce the charging rate for the registration fee for trademarks, from the current CNY800 (limited to an application of ten commodities in one category; for those man than ten commodities, additional CNY80 for each more), to CNY600 (limited to an application of ten commodities in one category; for those man than ten commodities, additional CNY60 for each more).