CNIPA to cease issuing paper certificates of trademark registration

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced Monday that no paper certificates of trademark registration will be issued from January 1, 2022 onwards. Trademark owners will log on to the website of the Trademark Office of the CNIPA to access the digital certificates of registration when their applications complete the process. The full text of the CNIPA’s notice is available here.


The CNIPA has ceased the issuance of paper certificates of patent since March 2020. Owners of Chinese patents are using to access their digital certificates.