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What kinds of foreigners can apply for patent rights in China?

Updated: Nov 26, 2017 SIPO ENGLISH Print

Those foreign people who have fixed residences or business sites, or foreign enterprises or organizations located in China, enjoy same the privilege o? Chinese people in the respect of patent right protection, i.e. they have the rights either to apply for patents as same as Chinese people do, or to

enjoy the same privilege of Chinese people in the respect of patent right protection.

Any foreigner, foreign enterprise or other foreign organization having no fixed residence or business site in China files an application for a patent in China, the application shall be treated under this Patent Law in accordance with any agreement concluded between the country to which the applicant belongs and China, or in accordance with any international treaty to which both countries are member countries, or on the basis of the principle of reciprocity.


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