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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Invention Patents (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 12)

Documents required by a lawyer from the client for an Invention Patent

Forward to the lawyer the patent application you have submitted in your home market. If you are submitting in China first, the lawyer will help you prepare a technical disclosure document.

 

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IP Registration:  Invention Patents

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Utility Patents (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 11)

Time Frame for a Utility Patent

The total procedure depends on the project scope and national holidays, but the average project takes 8 months from the time the application is submitted to the point where the IP is protected.

Typical Fee Structure for a Utility Patent Registration in China

The following fees are

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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

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Design Patents (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 9)

Time Frame for a Design Patent

The total procedure depends on the project scope and national holidays, but the average project takes at 8 months from the time the application is submitted to the point where the IP is protected.

 

Typical Fee Structure for Design Patent Registration in China

The following fees are

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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

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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

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Trademarks (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 6)

Time Frame

The total procedure depends on the project scope and national holidays, but the average project takes 18 months from the time the application is submitted to the point where the IP is protected.

1. Trademark acceptance notice will be issued about two months from submission of application

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