China Patent Registration
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China Patent Registration.
China patent registration is one of the contracting states of the PCT, you can either apply for your patent via the PCT system with a National Phase Entry or you can apply directly as a local filing.
PCT National Phase.
In the PCT Application system you do not have to decide where to file a specific foreign patent application for up to 30 months from the first priority date. The PCT is a standardized process to file multiple applications in foreign countries.
If you already have an International PCT and want to establish the National Phase in China, the following is required:
China Patent Local Filing.
If the Patent has already been filed in any country and you want to expand the protection to China, you can proceed with a China National Application within a period of 12 months from the earliest priority filing date.
A direct China national patent application strategy is recommended if you know your target market and you want to protect your application in a few countries only.
The filing of a China national application you have to consider the following requirements:
China Patent Registration
Step By Step Process.
Step One – Patent Filing.
Once you have your patent draft already written, the attorney will prepare the documentation for a proper patent application in the relevant country.
Step Two – Patent Examination.
After 12 months, depending on the country, the examination process will start.
Step Three – Office Action.
The patent office will issue an examination report with observations and requirements for the application.
Step Four – Patent Granting.
Once the examination has ended and if the patent office has accepted our application your patent will be granted.
Step Five – Maintenance Fee.
In almost every country you need to pay a yearly fee in order to keep your patent in forced.
What is needed to start a Trading Company in China.
Do your homework.
Find out more about the market and if your services or products will do well in China. Contact a company likethat can help you with market research.
Pick a location.
Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are the major business and industrial centers. The type of business may require you set up in one of these cities. Shanghai counts for one-third of China’s GDP and also easy to find staff that speak good English.
Choose a Chinese company structure.
Before registering you need to decide what type of business entity to register. The most common for foreign Investment are Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE), Representative Offices (RO) and Joint Ventures.
Develop a business plan.
A detailed business plan is crucial because once the government approves it, you will be able to operate only within the business scope, but that can also be changed if needed.
Organize the necessary documents.
The documents you’ll need to register for a Company will vary from place to place but mostly is just a few passport and company information.
Trademark your intellectual property.
Intellectual property violations can be an issue for foreign investors in China. Trademark is a first to serve the system and is a simple process.
Open a Bank Account.
Once your company is established, you will need to open a bank account and also apply for a tax invoice ( Fapioa) machine.
Hire staff (if required).
Hiring staff in China might seem complex, our Yingke HR Division can help.