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【Intellectual Property Rights】
  • Application Required Documents                                                                               

                    ◎  Apply for Invention Patent

                          1.The application of invention patent,  

                          2.The description and its appended drawings,  

                          3.The claims, and   

                          4.The abstract and its appended drawings.

                    ◎  Apply for Utility Model Patent

                          1.The application of utility model patent,  

                          2.The description and its appended drawings,   

                          3.The claims, and    

                          4.The abstract and its appended drawings.

                    ◎  Apply for Design Patent

                          1.The application of design patent,  

                          2.Drawings or photographs, and  

                          3.The brief explanationof the design.

  • Types and Valid Terms of Patents                                                                              

                    ◎  Invention Patent

                          Any new technical solution relating to a product, a process or improvement thereof,
                          valid for twenty (20)years from the filing date of the application.

                    ◎  Utility Model Patent

                          Any new technical solution relating to the shape, structure, or their combination,
                          of a product, which is fit for practical use, valid for ten (10)years from the filing
                          date of the application.

                     Design Patent

                          Any new design of the shape, pattern, or their combination and the combination
                          of color and shape or pattern, of a product, which creates an aesthetic feeling
                          and is fit for industrial application, valid for ten (10)years from the filing date of
                          the application.

  • Right of Priority                                                                                                                 

                    ◎  Where, within twelve (12) months from the date on which any applicant first filed in
                          a foreign country an application for a Patent for invention or utility model, or within
                          six (6) months from the date on which any applicant first filed in a foreign country
                          an application for a patent for design, the
applicant files in China an application
                          for a patent for the same subject matter, the applicant may, in accordance with
                          any agreement concluded between the said foreign country and China, or in
                          accordance with any international treaty to which both countries are party, or on
                          the basis of the principle of mutual recognition of the right of priority, enjoy a right
                          of priority.

                    ◎  Where, within twelve (12) months from the date on which any applicant first filed
                          in China an application for a patent for invention or utility model, the applicant with
                          the Patent Administrative Department Under the State Council an application for
                          a patent for the same subject matter, the applicant may enjoy a right of priority.

  • Requirements for Grant of Patent Right                                                                     

                    ◎  Any Invention or Utility Model for Which Patent Right May Be Granted Must
                          Possess:


                         1.Novelty:

                                 1-1.The invention or utility model does not belong to theexisting technology,
                                                 and

                                 1-2.No unit or individual has filed before the date of filing with the Patent
                                                 Administrative Department Under the State Council an application
                                                 which described the identical invention or utility model and was 
                                                 published in patent application documents or announced in patent
                                                 documents after the said date of filing.

                         2.Inventiveness:

                                 As compared with the existingtechnology, the invention has prominent substantive
                                 features and represents a notable progress and that the utility model has substantive
                                 features and represents progress.

                        3.Practical Applicability:

                                The invention or utility model can be made or used, and can produce effectiveresults.

                    ◎  Any Design for Which A Patent Right May Be Granted Must Demonstrate:

                          1.It doesnot belong to any existing design,

                          2.No unit or individual has filed before the date of filing with the Patent
                                  Administrative department Under the State Council an application for the
                                  identical design and was announced in patent documents after the said date
                                  of filing,

                          3.The design is substantively different from the existing design or a combination
                                  of the feature of the existing design, and

                          4.Must not be in conflict with any prior right obtained by any other personbefore
                                  the date of filing.

                    ◎  For Any of the Following, No Patent Right Shall Be Granted:

                          1.Scientific discoveries,

                          2.Rules and methods for mental activities,

                          3.Methods for the diagnosis or for the treatment of diseases,

                          4.Animal and plant varieties,

                          5.Substances obtained by means of nuclear transformation, and

                          6.A design that is based on combining flat printed patterns, or colors (or
                                  combination of both patterns and colors) made for mainly identification purpose.

  • Flow Chart of Patents Application and Examination                                             

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