Why do I need an agent to register a US trademark in China?
To register a U.S. trademark, you need to find a third-party agency in China, because the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) only accepts applications from local lawyers in the United States. A local lawyer in the United States can help you apply. In fact, it takes more time and energy than finding an agency in mainland China.
Therefore, in China, we are looking for agencies. As long as the brand is bigger, the agencies that have been registered with the Trademark Office are more reliable. Moreover, the market is transparent, and there are many agents, so don’t look for that kind of cheap small institutions.
In addition, the legal fees in the United States are very expensive, and they generally cooperate directly with domestic agents to handle them in batches. I will not cooperate with individuals. Personal US attorney fees are very expensive and are billed by the hour. Unless you have a lawyer you know in the United States, it's another matter. If you don't have one, you can find a reliable agent in China.
US trademark registration , in the market about 3000-10000 yuan , mainly depends on the reputation of the agent, brand, service is good, so the price is uneven. Just like buying anything, there are always high and low prices.
From the customer's point of view, how to find an agent to register?
Step 1: Find a reliable, well-known, and documented agency first.
Step 2: Communicate with them, and first help you to check whether the name of the US trademark can be registered in the United States for free, and what the pass rate is (so that you can be prepared for prevention).
Step 3: If you can register, after negotiation, you can sign an agreement (contract) with the agent, see each clause clearly, ask about all the fees, and avoid hidden charges later.
Step 4: Provide the applicant's basic information (personal ID card or passport scan copy, company name is the business license scan copy), trademark name or logo pattern, the trademark category and small items to be registered, and provide them.
Note: The general agency will have a template for US trademark application, fill it out according to their instructions, and then give you a trademark application plan.
Step 5: The agent will handle it first, and they will submit the application to the local lawyer in the United States, and just wait for the result.
Step 6: For U.S. trademarks, generally, after submitting the application, the acceptance notice can be issued within 7 working days, and the agent will also notify you. At this time, the product can be marked with TM for use; if the later stage is smooth, usually 9 -About 12 months, the US trademark can be successfully registered, and the trademark registration certificate will be mailed to you directly for free. At this time, you can use the R standard.
Be careful, don’t be greedy for cheap, some small institutions don’t care after submitting, or even run away, and do not notify customers of any progress in the future.
1: Applicant's ID card, business license (Chinese and English name and address)
2: Goods or services (using the Nice Agreement on the International Classification of Goods and Services for Trademark Registration.)
3: Logo design: clear trademark design, electronic version of LOGO (JPG format).Note: If the registered trademark is in color, please specify the color, and it will be used in accordance with the specified color in future use; if the registered trademark is in black and white, any color can be used in the future
4: A "Power of Attorney for US Trademark Registration" fills in a word mark and a category of goods or services.
5: The domestic registered trademark certification documents, the date and evidence of the earliest use in the United States.
How long does it take to register a US trademark?
US trademark registration time: Based on use in the US: 8-14 months Based on other: 15-18 months. Official receipt time: 1 week.
This is convenient and hassle-free, and the cost of finding an agent for an American trademark is cheaper than a plane ticket to the United States.
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