Step 1. Visiting the official website of CTMO (URL：http://sbj.cnipa.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.
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