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Where a geographic indication is registered as a certification mark, any natural person, legal person or other organization whose goods satisfy the conditions for using the geographic indication may request the use of the certification mark, and the organization which controls the certification mark shall permit the use. Where a geographic indication is registered as a collective mark, any natural person, legal person or other organization whose goods satisfy the conditions for using the geographic indication may file a request for joining the group, association or other organization which has registered the geographic indication as a collective mark, and the group, association or other organization shall accept the natural person, legal person or other organization as a member according to its bylaws; or if the natural person, legal person or other organization chooses not to file a request for joining the group, association or other organization which has registered the geographic indication as a collective mark, the natural person, legal person or other organization is entitled to legitimately use the geographic indication, and the group, association or other organization has no right to prohibit the use.
 
Article 5 Where a party authorizes a trademark agency to apply for trademark registration or handle other trademark matters, a power of attorney shall be submitted, stating the authorized matters and the limit of power. If the client is a foreign national or a foreign enterprise, the power of attorney shall also state the client's nationality.   
 
The principle of reciprocity shall apply to the notarization and authentication requirements for the powers of attorney of foreign nationals or foreign enterprises and other relevant certification documents.
 
In an application for trademark registration or assignment, if the applicant or assignee is a foreign national or a foreign enterprise, a recipient within the territory of China shall be designated in the application form to receive the legal documents issued by the Trademark Office and the Trademark Appeal Board on subsequent trademark matters. The Trademark Office and the Trademark Appeal Board shall serve the legal documents on subsequent trademark matters upon the recipient within the territory of China.


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