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Dongguan Intellectual Property Services

Updated:2018-9-10 14:21:09    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:725

Dongguan intellectual property services provided by Tannet aims at helping investors doing business in Dongguan or mainland China better protect their intellectual property rights (IPRs). In China, just as in any foreign market, companies must take steps to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights and should consider several general principles for effective management of their intellectual property.

If a company doesn’t file its copyrights, patents, and trademarks in China, its IP has no formal protection there. Companies should register (or record) eligible IP in China as early as possible. Companies should also understand the full range of IP for which they might file, including multiple types of patents (utility model, design, and invention), as well as trademarks and copyrights.

I. Trademarks 
China adopts first-to-file principle, which grants exclusive trademark rights to the party that applies to register the mark first in China. Enterprises should broadly register their core trademarks with the China State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), including the English name, Chinese character name, and Chinese pinyin name for core brands. Before filing the application, the applicant should carefully select the product categories and sub-categories in which to file.

Tannet’s Tradeark-related Services
1. Trademark search;
2. Application for trademark registration;
3. Trademark renewal or re-issuance of registration certificate, transfer or licensing/leasing;
4. Trademark review, rejection, defense, revocation, opposition and dispute;
5. Apply for government government subsidies (if any);
7. Assist in filing the record to Customs for trademark protection;
8. Assist in rights protection against trademark infringement;
9. Assist in infringement litigation.

II. Patents 
In China, there are invention patent, utility model and industrial design. Enterprises should file applications with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) for IP that they view as valuable to their business for both core and fringe technologies. Companies should ensure that their patents are properly translated before filing. Filing can be done directly with SIPO or via international patent arrangements such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Tannet’s Patent-related Services
1. Drafting of patent documents;
2. Patent search;
3. Patent application and registration;
4. Patent re-examination and related proceedings;
5. Request for patent invalidity and defense;
6. Maintenance, restoration, and modification;
7. Ownership transfer, licensing and related legal issues.

III. Copyrights 
Though registration is not required, entities should consider registering their works with the National Copyright Administration, since registration provides a public record and can serve as useful evidence in copyright disputes.

Tannet’s Copyright-related Services
1. Consultation on copyright protection;
2. Services related to copyright transfer, licensing and pledge;
3. Assistance in dealing with copyright disputes.

Contact Us
If you have further queries, don’t hesitate to contact Tannet anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143512 or 86-755-82143181 or emailing to You are also welcome to visit our office situated in 16/F, Taiyangdao Bldg 2020, Dongmen Rd South, Luohu, Shenzhen, China.

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