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Trademark E-Gazette Launched Officially

    To implement SAIC’s Opinions on Strongly Promoting Trademark Registration Facilitation Reform, promote electronic process of the whole registration procedure, Trademark Office of SAIC actively pushed forward trademark e-gazette project. On November 16, the first (No 1574) e-gazette was available in China Trademark Website as planned, which marked the successful launching of trademark e-gazette system.
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    I. Preparing for the Launching
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    Trademark e-gazette project started since May 2016. After an open bid by Information Center of SAIC, Digital China operated the project. All relevant departments strengthened communication on how to ensure the seriousness and accuracy of gazette, how to shorten editing time, how to improve inquiry convenience, and made joint efforts to promote the successful launching of e-gazette system. After the finish of preliminary programming, twice internal test and one external test participated by trademark agencies, each system functions were optimized in time. To facilitate the utilization, trademark e-gazette system users’ guide was edited for user. Currently trademark e-gazette project was officially available at zero o’clock of November 6, 2017 and finished the launching.
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    II. Character of new E-Gazette System
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    1. Greatly Shortened the Waiting for E-Gazette Publication. New e-gazette system optimized the producing procedure, canceled manual scanning and typesetting, which improved the automation level of trademark gazette, effectively shortened the waiting for publication, and realized the issuing of gazette once the trademark preliminarily approved, which shortened the waiting of typesetting to one week from one and half month, greatly reduced the right determination time.
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    2. Greatly Enlarged Gazette content. New e-gazette was not limited to pages, not affected by manual scanning and typesetting, realized to publish all needed trademark information and suited the requirement of great increase of trademark examination quantities. The newest gazette has already issued 120,000 trademarks preliminarily approved, twice of the previous content.
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    3. Comprehensive Coverage of Trademark Gazette Data. New e-gazette system included all historical data from Trademark Automation System Generation I, II and III. Since the launching date, all information since the first issue in 1980 was available.
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    4. Optimizing Trademark Gazette Inquiry Experience. New Gazette added additional inquiry conditions and made the inter-temporal inquiry available. Previously there were only two conditions e.g. Gazette number and trademark application number. Currently, the inquiry could have multiple conditions and cover all data.
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    5. Other functions. New Gazette realized sound mark online play and coloring mark’s color exhibition. It would realize offline CD gazette and document delivery gazette hyperlink exhibition.
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    III. Following work
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    Trademark Office would continue to carry out SAIC’s work deployment on strengthening trademark registration facilitation reform, enhance communication and coordination, and clarify responsibility. As to new problem after the launching, the Office would like to coordinate with other departments to response and to feedback quickly and to keep touch with the problem solving in order to ensure the smooth operation of new trademark gazette system, the accuracy of data, the coverage of information, and to promote the progressive development of trademark facilitation reform.