Official trademark fees in China were reduced by 50% from April 1, 2017. The current fees are listed below: 

Action

Fee (RMB)

Fee (USD)*

Filing trademark application (per class)

300

44

Additional fees for goods/services in excess of ten items per class

30

4

Applying for re-issuance of a registration certificate

500

74

Applying for assignment / transfer of a trademark registration/application

500

74

Renewal of trademark registration (per class)

1000

147

Late filing of renewal documents during grace period

250

37

Applications for trademark review before the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board ("TRAB") (refusal appeal, opposition appeal, nonuse cancellation appeal, invalidation)

750

110

Recording change of name or address or agent of owner for mark (per class)

250

37

Obtaining a certified document

50

7

Applying for collective or certification mark per class

1500

221

Filing an opposition per mark per class

500

74

Cancellation procedures per mark per class

500

74

Applying for recordal of a license

150

22

*USD figures are subject to foreign currency fluctuations.

The fee reductions are consistent with the Chinese government's five-year plan to raise China's status as a country strong in IP assets. The plan also calls for procedures to simplify online filing and to open up centers throughout the country to receive new trademark applications. While the lower fees benefit trademark owners, they also raise concerns about increased bad-faith filings.