China Trademark Office is the only government authority in China responsible for all trademark registration matters in China.
It is under the supervision of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of China (“SAIC“).
China Trademark Office can be referred to as “CTO” or “CTMO”.
Separate from China Trademark Office, there is another government authority which is responsible for reviewing the decisions made by China Trademark Office. It is called the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (“TRAB“). TRAB is also under the supervision of the SAIC. The trademark re-examination and trademark invalidation cases will be reviewed by the TRAB.
The official website of TRAB is: www.saic.gov.cn/spw/