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Classification International, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 7 years from the filing date and every 7 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claim

Extension of Chinese and European patents (within 3 months of publication of the decision to grant the Chinese/European patent)

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration The duration of registered invention patents (or those which are extensions of Chinese/EP patents) is 20 years counting from the date of application (or the date of application in China/Europe). The duration of utility patents is 10 years from the filing date 
Annuities Annual fees due on each anniversary of the application date - the filing fee includes the annual fees for the first 3 years, and subsequent annual fees are due on each anniversary thereafter
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 25 years from the application date, subject to the payment of renewal fees
Renewal Renewal fees are payable every 5 years from the filing date of the application, with a maximum duration of 25 years