Founded in 1994, China Trademark Association (CTA) is a national-level professional industry organization in the trademark field established under the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. The responsibilities of CTA include promoting trademark policies and laws, strengthening self-discipline of the trademark agency industry, serving trademark brand building and promoting the international exchange of trademark brands, as well as assuming such functions as specified in the tasks as signed in a series of key documents including "Several Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of IP Power under New Situations" and the "13th Five-Year Plan on National Intellectual Property Protection and Application" issued by the State Council of China. Under the leadership of President Ma Fu, CTA has established such subordinates as the Trademark Agency Branch, Time-honored Brands Branch, Geographical Indication Branch, Brands & Trademarks Rights Protection Committee, Overseas Trademark Rights Protection Committee, Trademark Infringement Prevention Technology Center, and International Communication and Development Committee. With regard to its operation, CTA’s business guidance bureau is China National Intellectual Property Administration.
CTA has been dedicated to completing the following major tasks to expand channels for international and regional exchanges：
(I) CTA established the International Communication and Development Committee of China Trademark Association to strengthen exchange and communication with international and regional organizations, governmental agencies, judicial institutions and legislative institutions of various countries, and pave the way for expanding international cooperation in the field of trademarks.
Establishing the International Communication and Development Committee of China Trademark Association
Minister-Counselor of British embassy and other accompanists visit CTA
ASEAN E-Commerce Promotion Association visits CTA
(II) CTA actively participated in international activities of trademarks and brands, and send staff to participate in the Annual Meeting of Standing Committee on Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Trademark Cooperation Meeting of Five Offices (TM5) and the Industrial Design Cooperation Meeting of Five Offices (ID5), the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Annual Meeting of MARQUES CHAIR SUSIE HARRIS (MARQUES), the Annual Meeting of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI), "CTA Forum" held at the INTA annual meeting and "China Night" reception, and "CTA Forum" held at the MARQUES annual meeting.
President Ma Fu leads a delegation to attend INTA annual meeting
and signs strategic cooperation agreement
Wu Dongping, deputy secretary-general of CTA, attends TM5 in Japan
Wu Dongping, deputy secretary-general of CTA,
attends MARQUES annual meeting
Zang Baoqing, deputy secretary-general of CTA, attends 2019 APPI annual meeting
Nan Ping, deputy secretary-general of CTA,
attends ABPI annual meeting
(III) CTA proactively strengthened ties with intellectual property organizations of various countries, and send delegations to Japan, Peru, Chile, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark and other countries to visit local intellectual property institutions, investigate the situations of trademark registration and management, and establish and strengthen the bond with local trademark organizations.
(IV) CTA cooperated with relevant international organizations to carry out joint activities at home and abroad, held a round-table conference and trademark registration seminars in Madrid with the WIPO China Office, jointly organized round-table discussions on malicious registration issues and non-traditional trademark seminars with INTA, jointly organized the "First China-Japan Trademark System Seminar" with the Beijing Office of Japan External Trade Organization, jointly organized the "Sino-US Brand Enterprise High-level Summit" with the Global Innovation Policy Center of the US Global Chamber of Commerce in the United States, and jointly held a training course on trademark practice in Japan with the Japan Patent Attorneys Association.
CTA and WIPO China Office co-host Trademark Madrid Registration Seminar
CTA and Japan Patent Attorneys Association jointly hold Japan Trademark Practice Training Course
(V) CTA gave full play to the role of the platform of the Trademark Festival, and held an international forum on trends in trademark law and an international trademark lawyer forum at the annual trademark meeting to popularize foreign legal knowledge regarding trademarks for domestic companies. WIPO, INTA, MARQUES, JPAA and other international organizations continued to hold a forum at the annual trademark meeting to introduce the recent news in intellectual property development of each country and promote international exchanges among trademark and brand practitioners.
CTA is committed to building a platform for professional communication, and is looking forward to your participation!
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