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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Invention Patents (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 13)

Time Frame for an Invention Patent

The total procedure depends on the project scope and national holidays, but the average project takes at least 32 months from the time the application is submitted to the point where the IP is protected.
Typical Fee Structure for an Invention Patent Registration in China

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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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How to find and hire a sourcing agency. How not to get ripped off.

I want to have a China based sourcing agency look after my orders. I buy different types of consumer goods. What are my options for agents?

 

Finding the right agency will depend on your order size, desired level of support/expertise and product categories. But here are the general options.

Option

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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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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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