Country code: CN
Location: Eastern Asia
Area: total: 9,596,960 sq km (land: 9,326,410 sq km; water: 270,550 sq km)
Population: 1,286,975,468 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Beijing
Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan
Currency: yuan
Religions: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Muslim 1%-2%, Christian 3%-4%
Industries: iron and steel, coal, machine building, armaments, textiles and apparel, petroleum, cement, chemical fertilizers, footwear, toys, food processing, automobiles, consumer electronics, telecommunications
Agriculture - products: rice, wheat, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish
Exports - commodities: machinery and equipment; textiles and clothing, footwear, toys and sporting goods; mineral fuels
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, plastics, iron and steel, chemicals





Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/services according to the Nice classification

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

5. Priority Certificate and priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation into Chinese

4. Power of Attorney, no legalization

5. Priority Certificate and priority data (if priority is claimed)

6. Assignment of priority rights, if the applicant in China differs from that of the prior application

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name, address and nationality

2. Name and address of the author

3. Description of the design

4. Drawings or photographs of the design (at least one set, 3 sets recommended)

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority Certificate (if priority is claimed)

 

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
3 years after the registration date
Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Examination:
- formal and substantial examination – patent is valid for 20 years

 

Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- payable from the 3rd year for applications and granted patents, however, maintenance fee is not due until the applicant receives the notification to grant the patent rights

- subsequent annuities are payable in advance before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Renewal:

- payable for each year for applications and granted designs

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment contract (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment contract (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment contract (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

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