CNIPA Reduces TM Fees Effective July 1, 2019

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The China National Intellectual Property Agency has announced a reduction in two fees effective July 1, 2019. The Trademark Renewal Fee is cut in half from 1000 RMB to 500 RMB. The bibliographic data change fee is reduced from 250 RMB to 150 RMB and to 0 RMB if filed electronically. A further 10% reduction in fees is provided for e-filing when available (i.e., for most filings). Note that these fee reductions only apply to TM filing and prosecution and …

10 Things to Know About the Chinese Patent Process

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Chinese and U.S. patent prosecution have significant differences. By being aware of these differences, U.S. patent attorneys can speed up prosecution, attain stronger patent protection and potentially reduce associated costs. Filing 1. National Phase Entry Deadline The deadline to enter the national phase in China is 30 months. However, this deadline can be extended as a matter of right to 32 months[1] with the payment of a 1,000 RMB fee (about $150). However, unlike the U.S., this deadline cannot be …