Intellectual Property Rights

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How to apply for Chinese patents

Except for certificates or evidence materials provided by foreign government departments or created in foreign countries, the patent application documents and other documents shall be in Chinese. Application documents which are written in foreign language shall be translated into Chinese.

Requests for reexamination and invalidation

Any applicant who is not satisfied with the Office's decision of rejecting his application may, within three months from the date of receipt of the notification, request the Patent Reexamination Board to make a reexamination.

Patent applications

According to the Patent Law, the SIPO is the authority to receive and examine patent applications for invention, utility model and design.

International applications

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions.

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