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How to register my brand, logo & slogan in China. Costs and timeframe.

I’ve want to protect my brand name, logo and short slogan. Think “Nike”, Swoosh and “just do it”.   A lawyer I spoke to in the USA said he had a partner in China who could register this for me.  He says individuals can’t register on their own, even if that

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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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Do I need a visa for a short visit to Shenzhen from HK?

I am currently in Shenzhen and my Visa is a single (1) entry Visa. I flew into SZ and my flight is out of Shenzhen in a few days. I am traveling on my Canadian passport. I have dual citizenship and I have my US residency card with me.

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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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What are the China inbound taxes (VAT and import duty) for building materials?

My company is a Hong Kong based SMB, decoration material supplier, representing a several overseas brands. Would like to know the import duty and VAT rate for importing Japanese/ Italian products into China for tile, mosaic and as such building material. HS codes 69079000 and 69089000. 

HS

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