The Trademark Office of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce recently published its Announcement on the Cancellation of Form Applications for the Issuance of Registration Certificates for Domestically Registered Trademarks on its website. The Trademark Office will cancel the former requirements for the form “Application Form for Issuance of Trademark Registration Certificate.” A Certificate of Domestic Registered Trademark (i.e. a trademark that the applicant applies for with the Trademark Office that is approved for registration) will be issued through archival inquiry by stamping “Special Seal for Trademark Registration Certificate” on the trademark archives as proof of trademark registration. When requesting a Certificate of Domestically Registered Trademark, the applicant is required to submit a personal identification document and a trademark registration number. There will be no fee for a Certificate of Domestically Registered Trademark that is issued through archival inquiry. The Announcement will come into force on January 1st, 2017.

Via: China Trademark Office