Step 1. Visiting the official website of CTMO (URL：http://sbj.saic.gov.cn/), and clicking the “商标查询” (Trademark Search) button to access trademark database (without sign up).
China is a “first-to-file” jurisdiction, meaning that it is necessary to register a trademark in order to obtain proprietary rights over it. Trademarks must be registered via the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People’s Republic of China（CTMO）. China is also a member state to the Madrid Protocol. Thus, the extension of an international registration of a trademark via the Madrid System is possible for this country.
The Trademark Office of the Administration for Industry and Commerce of China recently posted on its official website a notice of reducing its charging standards for trademark registration etc. by 50% from April 1, 2017, details of which are as follows: