Full Implementation of Online Application for Opposition Cases from December 1st, 2023


In order to further enhance the electronic level of trademark opposition applications and promote the green development of the trademark cause,  the Trademark Office of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will fully implement the online application for opposition cases by trademark agencies.

The relevant matters are hereby notified as follows:

First, from December 1st, 2023, trademark agencies for opposition business, in principle, should submit electronic applications through the trademark online service system, and no longer submit paper materials.

Second, from the date of issuance of this notice to 1st December is the "transitional period" for comprehensively enhancing the online application for opposition cases by trademark agencies, trademark agencies should make all preparations, and agencies which do not have an account in the trademark online service system should apply for registration as soon as possible.