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Patent Examination and Protection Development in P. R. China Brings a more Appealing Environment for Patentees and Applicants

Patent Examination and Protection Development in P. R. China Brings a more Appealing Environment for Patentees and Applicants

In recent years, China has seen rapid growth of patent applications, as well as continual improvement on patent examination and intellectual property protection.

Patent Examination Enhanced

In 2022, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) granted a total of 798,000 invention patents and received 74,000 PCT applications[1]. To deal with the rapidly increasing patent applications, CNIPA has established seven Patent Examination Cooperation Centers, respectively in:

1. Beijing;

2. Tianjin;

3. Suzhou;

4. Zhengzhou;

5. Guangzhou;

6. Chengdu and;

7. Wuhan. Read more

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