The China Trademark application is filed before the Trademark Office. Multiple-class applications are possible. Generally, foreign applicants need an officially recognized agent.An applicant as a legal entity must provide a copy of Certificate of Incorporation or the like, and an applicant as a natural person must provide a copy of his or her Identity Card or passport. A simply signed or stamped power of attorney is necessary. The original can be later submitted to the Trademark Office upon request. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration. A Chinese application may claim the priority of a prior foreign trademark application within six months from the filing date of the prior foreign application. A certified copy of the prior trademark application documents must be filed within three months from the Chinese filing date. The processing time from first filing to registration or first office action is approx.