PRECISE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM - Patent & trademark protection in China & Hong Kong & Taiwan & Macau & Japan & Korea

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Contact Email:info@preciseip.cn The China Trademark application is filed before the Trademark Office. Multiple-class applications are possible. Generally, foreign applicants need an officially recognized agent.An applicant as a legal entity must provide a copy of Certificate of Incorporation or the like, and an applicant as a natural person must provide a copy of his or her Identity Card or passport. A simply signed or stamped power of attorney is necessary. The original can be later submitted to the Trademark Office upon request. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration. A Chinese application may claim the priority of a prior foreign trademark application within six months from the filing date of the prior foreign application. A certified copy of the prior trademark application documents must be filed within three months from the Chinese filing date. The processing time from first filing to registration or first office action is approx.

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The Patent Law of China went into force on 12 March 1984, and was amended on 4 September 1992 and 25 August 2002. There are three types of patents in China: Invention patents Utility model patents Design patents For Chinese invention patents, they must possess novelty, inventiveness (the same as non-obviousness) and practical applicability (utility). For Chinese utility models, they are sometimes referred to as small inventions because they have comparatively lower level of inventive step and are less costly than an invention. Subject to preliminary examination, a utility model only takes several months from filing to grant. Therefore utility model protection is worthwhile for some invention-creations that have small technical improvements but are of significant commercial value. For Chinese design patents, an application is also preliminarily examined only. A design is an artistic creation which features a decorative or aesthetic exterior appearance of an article, unlike...

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Precise IP Firm has extensive experience of IP litigation, providing litigation services to both domestic and foreign clients throughout China. Our litigation experience includes: · patent infringement litigation · trade mark infringement litigation · copyright infringement litigation · trade secret litigation · trade name, product packaging and design protection etc., unfair competition civil litigation

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The Copyright Law of China was adopted on 7 September 1990. The final version went into effect on 27 October 2001. Copyright protection is available for original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form, whether published or unpublished. The categories of works that can be protected by copyright laws include paintings, literary works, live performances, photographs, movies, and software. Any work of a foreigner and stateless person published for the first time and within the territory of China shall enjoy copyright within China in accordance with copyright law. Any work of a foreigner which is published outside China and enjoys copyright under an agreement concluded between the country to which the author belongs and China or under an international treaty in which both countries are parties, shall be protected by this Law. Registration Categories § Written works § Oral works § Musical, dramatic, quyi, choreographic and acrobatic art works § Works of fine-art and...

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In China, patent strategy is as important as patent drafting, a good strategy can make the applicant save a large amount of application fees with full function of defence. Intellectual property is a longstanding, critical concern for companies operating in China. Concern about IP enforcement remains a major factor influencing company strategies and operations in China. China’s IP laws and regulations increasingly reflect international standards, and China has indeed made steady efforts to better protect and enforce IP rights.

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A freedom to operate (FTO) search is different from our other search services. We are no longer searching for the technical content of a publication or publications originating from a particular owner or inventor. Instead we are searching for patents based on what they protect. This is very difficult because the scope is defined by patent claims – and limited by each feature included in a patent claim. This means that even a patent claim with many relevant features becomes irrelevant by the inclusion of irrelevant features. It is impossible to do computerized searches based on the non-existence of irrelevant features in the patent claims, so a freedom to operate search is a two-step process: First we do a computerized search for potentially problematic patents, then we process all the potential hits manually to weed out the irrelevant ones. The remaining list of patents includes the ones that may limit your freedom to operate.

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Our Firm can provide patent translation services, from English, French, German to Chinese.

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Hong Kong Trademark registration 450 EUR/class

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