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Intellectual Property Protection in Hainan

Updated:2018-12-10 11:44:45    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:521

Intellectual property protection in Hainan mainly refer to trademark, patent and copyright. Intellectual property (IP) protection is the No. 1 challenge for multinational corporations operating in China. The best way to protect your intellectual property in the forms of trademark, patent or copyright is to have it registered. Tannet provides a full range of intellectual property services in Hainan and mainland China.

Trademark, Patent and Copyright in Hainan and mainland China
If a company doesn’t file its copyrights, patents, and trademarks in China, its intellectual property right 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.

1. Trademark 
Companies should broadly register their core trademarks with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). When filing, companies should carefully select the product categories and sub-categories in which to file, and check China’s online trademark database for similar trademarks filed by competitors and infringers, including marks filed in categories outside a company’s core products.

2. Patent
Companies 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.

3. Copyright
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 IP Services
(1) Conduct trademark/patent search;
(2) File application for trademark/patent/copyright registration;
(3) Change applicant’s information (name and address);
(4) Response to trademark rejection, opposition and revocation;
(5) Renewal for trademark/patent/copyright registration;
(6) Ownership transfer, licensing and related legal Issues.

Contact Us
If you have further inquires, please do not hesitate to contact Tannet at anytime, anywhere by simply visiting Tannet’s website, or calling Hong Kong hotline at 852-27826888 or China hotline at 86-755-82143512, 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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