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How Patents Can Be Protected in China



How Patents Can Be Protected in China

A new invention can only be protected by law when a patent is applied. And patent can be divided into inventions, utility models patent and design patent.

Invention patent: it is a new technical proposal for the product, the method or the improvement. The invention that can obtain a patent can be a product or a method.

Utility model patent: it is a new technical scheme that is suitable for the shape, structure or the combination of the product. The patent application for the utility model must be a product patent application.

Design patent: the product of the shape, pattern, color or the combination of its full of beauty and suitable for industrial application of the new design. New design can be a line, pattern or color graphic design, but also can be the product of three-dimensional modeling.

What kind of invention can apply for a patent?
The patent application must have characteristics of novelty, creativity and practicality.

From the beginning of the application, how long one can get a patent certificate?
The invention patent application is generally in the 1year to 1.5 year that can receive the authorization notice.
The utility model patent can be received in 6-8 months, and you can receive the authorization notice.
Design patent usually in 5-6 months that can receive an authorization notice.
Upon receipt of the notice of authorization, the fee shall be paid in a month and a half after the payment of the certificate fee.

How long is the protection term of patent?
The term of protection of the invention patent is 20 years from the date of application.
The term of protection for the utility model and the patent for design is 10 years from the date of application.

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