China's First Official International Trademark Information Inquiry System Went Live

June 18, 2021

The China National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA) introduced the launch and operation of the EU trademark inquiry system at the press conference on April 26. The system is China's first official international trademark information inquiry system.

The system can provide the public and innovative and entrepreneurial entities with fast, convenient, and comprehensive EU trademark information inquiry services. The launch and operation of the system fills in gaps in overseas trademark inquiry tools.

On September 25, 2020, the CNIPA and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) signed a China-EU Trademark Information Exchange Agreement, realizing for the first time China's trademark data exchange and cooperation with other countries. As of the end of March 2021, the EUIPO has provided about 1.947 million pieces of trademark information to the CNIPA, including contents such as trademark basic information, information on goods and services, priority information, classification information, and process information.

(Source: CNIPA website)