CINIPA started to publish the trademark opposition decisions online
On February 18, 2020, the Trademark Office(TM office) of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a notice named Online Publication of the Decisions on Trademark Oppositions. TM office announced in the notice as following: To enhance the transparency of the trademark opposition examination, strengthen social supervision, promote law-based administration, we decide to publish decisions on the trademark oppositions online. The decisions will be published on the China National Trademark website within 20 working days after delivered, except certain circumstances. The TM Office’s publishment of the trademark opposition decision this time will make the examination and trial rules clearer and more directional. It is of reference significance for trademark applicants, interested parties and agencies in terms of the invoking of articles of law for opposition and judgment of trademark trial rules.