IP Newsletter Issue 37 (2019-07-03)
Lowering Trademark Renewal Official Fee and Change Fee!

Recently, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Finance issued a notice on lowering some administrative charges:

1. Trademark renewal official fee: reduced from 1,000 yuan to 500 yuan.

2. Changing fee: reduced from 250 yuan to 150 yuan.

3. For trademark business submitted via electronic application and accepts electronic notifications, the change fee will be waived, and other charging items, including: trademark registration fee, trademark registration certificate reissuance fee, registered trademark transfer fee, trademark renewal official fee, and renewal surcharge, trademark review fee, trademark certification fee, collective trademark registration fee, certificating trademark registration fee, trademark opposition fee, trademark revocation fee, trademark license contract filing fee, will be charged at 90% of the current standard.

This notification shall be come into force on July 1, 2019.