Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Utility Patents (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 10)

Process for the registration of a utility patent in China Search the government database to ensure the IP is not already registered by another party. Organize the technical translations and prepare all documents. Submit documents to relevant bureaus. Having received the files, the authorities will formally accept the application if they deem the application forms…

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Design Patents (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 8)

Process for the registration of a design patent in China Search the government database to ensure the IP is not already registered by another party. Organize the technical translations and prepare all documents. Submit documents to relevant bureaus. Having received the files, the authorities will formally accept the application if they deem the application forms…

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Introduction to Patents (Design/ Utility/ Invention) (Part 7)

There are three types of patent in China. The first is the invention patent that protects technical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement. A successful invention patent filing will grant protection for 20 years. The application process requires a thorough disclosure of the benefits the technical solutions offered by the product. The…

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Trademarks (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 5)

The procedure for registration of a trademark in China is as follows: Search in the database of China Trademark Office (CTO) to make sure the trademark has not previously been registered. Organize the technical translations and prepare all documents. Prepare and submit application to the CTO upon official confirmation received that no errors are found.…

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