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When posting documents to the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board, a party shall use registered mail.
For documents submitted by a party to the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board in writing, the documents recorded in the archives of the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board shall prevail; and, for documents submitted in the form of data message, the documents recorded in the database of the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board shall prevail, unless the party has evidence to prove that the records in the archives or database of the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board are erroneous.
 
Article 10 The documents of the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board may be served upon a party by post, by direct delivery, in the form of data message, or by any other means. If the form of data message is adopted, the prior consent of the party shall be obtained. If the party has appointed a trademark agency for this purpose, the documents shall be deemed to have been served upon the party once they are served upon the trademark agency.   
The date of service of the documents of the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board upon a party shall be the postmark date when they are received by the party if they are served by post; the documents shall be deemed to have been served upon the party after 15 days from the day when they are posted if the postmark date is unclear or there is no postmark, unless the party is able to prove the actual date of receipt; the date of service shall be the date of delivery if the documents are directly delivered by the Trademark Office or the Trademark Appeal Board upon the party; the documents shall be deemed to have been served upon the party after 15 days from the day when they are sent if the documents are served in the form of data message, unless the party is able to prove the date when the documents enter the electronic system of the party. If it is impossible to serve the documents by any of the aforesaid methods, they may be served by publication, and the documents shall be deemed to have been served upon the party after 30 days from the day when they are published.


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