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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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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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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Trademarks (Application Process & Documents Required) (Part 5)

The procedure for registration of a trademark in China is as follows:

Search in the database of China Trademark Office (CTO) to make sure the trademark has not previously been registered.
Organize the technical translations and prepare all documents.
Prepare and submit application to the CTO upon official confirmation received that no

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Insider’s look at legal services in China: IP Registration: Copyrights (Time Frame & Typical Fees) (Part 4)

Time Frame

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

The following fees are listed in “RMB” which is the Chinese currency

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Quality Control Agents: An insider’s look at their fee structure (part 2)

Inspections and Audits

In Part 1 of this series we exposed the dangers of asking a sourcing agency to conduct inspections and audits. We also explained why working on a man-day rate is better than a % of PO value when contracting inspection services.

Now let’s take a look at how

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