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Intellectual property in China

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)
Trademark Office (SAIC)
Regional Organisations
Expert Group on Intellectual Property Rights (IPEG)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

 
Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Patent Law 1992
20 years, non renewable Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark
 
Law on Marks
10 years, renewable indefinitely Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 
Patent Law
10 years  
Copyright
 
Copyright Law
During the lifetime of the author and 50 years after his or her death Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Patent Law
10 years  

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