As the trade mark landscape in China continues to evolve, bring your knowledge up to speed at our latest webinar on this area.

Focusing on the importance of prior planning and knowledge of the Chinese classification requirements and examination process, you will gain confidence in how to provide the best possible service in this area.

Our speaker will also investigate how to avoid specification objections, and the specifics of International Registrations designating China.

Offering a broader overview of the topic as well as detailed insight, you will leave with a developed appreciation of how to navigate this complex area.

This webinar supports skill set 8: Trade marks – filings and formalities and skill set 10: Seniority, conversion, recordals and records of the Paralegal Competency Framework

Learning objectives

  • Filing formalities
  • Specifications: sub-classes, number of terms specified per class, class 35 (retail services)
  • Filing process: formalities examination (including specification) before issuance of filing receipt, substantive examination (overview), deadlines, publication and registration stages
  • Oppositions: filing (overview)
  • International Registrations designating China

Meet your speaker

Ruth Bryan is an experienced IP paralegal with extensive working knowledge of multi-jurisdictional trade mark and design filing and prosecution.

She has extensive knowledge of both contentious and non-contentious matters, gained over a 30+ year career spanning both in-house and private practice.

Ruth has managed large recordal and filing projects, and a worldwide re-brand.

Originally from an in-house/industry background, Ruth has worked with all sizes of companies including FMCG multi-national Groups and a well-known media Group, assisting Counsel and advising Groups in respect of their large IP portfolios.