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Trademark practice - Overcome trademark refusals with the support of MM6 when designating Madrid application to China
Time: 2022-03-23
Trademark practice - Overcome trademark refusals with the support of MM6 when designating Madrid application to China

Allen Zhou | Mar 23, 2022

 

I got an inquiry recently, the client was asking: We have a designation in China of our Madrid trademark. Some of the items were refused but the examiner has proposed amendments and there are also no citations. If there is an easy operation method to overcome this kind of refusal?

Regarding those situations where the examiner has offered an alternative term, we need to file the MM6 and file a response with the MM6 as supporting evidence.

MM6: Normally will be handled by the foreign agent, indicating the limitation to the designated items according to the examiner’s suggestion on the notification.

Response: The agent under Chinese jurisdiction will file the response to the refusal claiming that we are willing to accept the suggestion from the examiner about the mentioned limitation above, plus providing the MM6 soft copy.

No matter the suggestion from the examiner is specific or not, we consider that a good chance to obtain the registrant of the mark in China. So grabbing it and moving forward would be a better option.

Should there be any differences to discuss, feel free to drop me a message or send me an email?

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