The Guangzhou Nansha Trademark Acceptance Window of Trademark Office of National Intellectual Property Administration was listed in the Nansha District Market Supervision Bureau on June 13.
People are handling business at Nansha Trademark Acceptance Window. [Photo/gznsnews.com.cn]
The 25 trademark business of the National Intellectual Property Administration's trademark offices, such as registration application and pledge registration, can be processed in Nansha. The window will begin operations on June 20.
It will help Nansha to build the core functional zone of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and optimize the district’s business environment.
In the past, trademark registrations were required to be submitted and processed at the trademark acceptance window or the review and collaboration center in Beijing.
Many enterprises choose to use a trademark agency for convenience, and the fees generally ranged from 2,000 to 3,000 yuan ($288.76 to $433.14).
The new service is very convenient for local enterprises and individuals who want to register trademarks or pledges and effectively reduces their operating expenses.
Issuance time of the trademark registration application acceptance notice will be shortened from two months to one month, and the trademark registration review period will be shortened from eight months to six.
The changes bring Nansha to the average level for prior rights review in OECD countries.
"Nansha’s opening of the trademark window is definitely a good thing for our company. It will bring great convenience to our intellectual property and trademark registrations, and we can handle related business without leaving here,” said a worker of Guangdong Laluomei Fertilizer Co, Ltd.
The establishment of the Guangzhou Nansha Trademark Acceptance Window is an important measure as Nansha implements the development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
It is also an important means for Nansha to implement a strong brand zone strategy and strengthen intellectual property protection and institutional innovation.