Intellectual property protection system in China

Intellectual Property in China

1. China general info

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Burma in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan in South Asia; Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia; a small section of Russian Altai and Mongolia in Inner Asia; and the Russian Far East and North Korea in Northeast Asia. Additionally, China shares maritime boundaries with South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan. China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the definition of total area. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion.

International Country Code:  CN

Time zone: UTC+8

Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Brief information about Patent registration in China (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in China (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in China

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in China

2. IP Legal Base in China

Patent Law of the People's Republic of China
Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China
Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China
Regulations on the Protection of Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits

3. International organizations/agreements

WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Patent Office:
State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C
No. 6, Xitucheng Lu, Jimenqiao Haidian District
Beijing City
Phone: (86 10) 62085588/5599
Fax: (86 10) 62019615
Email: sipo1@sipo.gov.cn
www.english.sipo.gov.cn

Trademark Office:
State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People's Republic of China (SAIC)
1, Chama Nanjie, Xicheng District,
Beijing
Phone: 86-10-68027820, 86-10-68052266
Fax: 86-10-68013623
Email: dfa@saic.gov.cn
www.saic.gov.cn

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in China are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Standard Patent & Trademark Agent LTD. on 30/08/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Chinese IP Laws

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